Peonies 'Krinkled White' and 'Vivid Rose'


Article by: Alan Summers

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Peonies have an old-fashioned beauty and longevity that have made them a perennial , Fountains Through All Ages - An Overview of Landscaping Wonders favorite of gardeners. Before being introduced in North America, they were grown thousands of years ago in gardens , Bonsai trees Mastery - Different styles in Bonsai ing across the world. There is evidence that Peonies were used for medicinal purposes in Europe over 2000 years ago and that during the reign of Emperor Yang (605-617) in China they were grown as ornamental plants. , ing and Propagating Bulbs Peonies were introduced in North America during the 1830's and their popularity has only increased since then. This week we are featuring two of our favorite Peonies - 'Krinkled White' and 'Vivid Rose. , Basics of Pruning s '

'Krinkled White'

'Krinkled White' is a simple and classic Peony - large single, snow , Lawn Moles and Proper Lawn Care white petals around a pillow of rich golden stamens and green , Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind pistils. 'Krinkled White' is a nice contrast to the more common double flowering , Fountains Through All Ages - An Overview of Landscaping Wonders varieties. The ruffled-edge, crepe paper-like petals form a bowl shape that can reach 5 to 7 inches across. The stems are straight and strong and do not flop in the garden. , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (Part 12) H2O2 'Krinkled White' is ideal for a cut floral display. Easy-to-grow and a prolific bloomer.

'Vivid Rose'

'Vivid Rose' has large, fully double, brilliant pink , Homemade Hydroponics System Plan blooms that actually glow in the garden! , How to Grow African Violets Introduced in 1952 by the renowned Klehm family, it remains a favorite of gardeners not only for its beautiful , The Indoor Garden: Plants that Clean the Air blooms, but for its delightful sweet scent. The blooms can reach up to 6 to 8 inches across. As with 'Krinkled White', 'Vivid Rose' also has stiff stems with disease-resistant, crinkled foliage that remains deep green , Patio Accessories - Complete The Great Outdoors right into autumn. , The Indoor Garden: Plants that Clean the Air

Planting and Care

Both 'Krinkled White' and 'Vivid Rose' are extremely hardy and once established, are one of the longest lived perennials , Growing Palms available - lasting for over 50 years! Expect them to reach about 30 inches high, with the stunning display of blooms in the spring. , Tips On Caring For Your Cut Flowers The foliage forms a nice round clump - making the Peonies look more like shrubs , Decorate Your House With Specialty Trees than perennials. , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (Part 12) H2O2 When cut in the almost-open bud , Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind stage, they open in water , Flower Bulbs: Nature’s Greatest Gift and last about a week indoors. , How to Win the War Against Slugs and Snails Do not cut any flowers , Decorate Your House With Specialty Trees the first or second year. Be sure to cut faded flowers , Patio Accessories - Complete The Great Outdoors to prevent seed , Wooden Garden Benches formation.

Early to mid fall , Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the for a Beautiful Spring Display is the best time to plant , Gardening - The Mulberry Peonies as it allows time for their roots , Lawnmower Maintenance Tips That Help Produce The Best Lawns to become established. Your peony will spend its first year getting established and will not be floriferous.

  • Prefers an area with full sun, , Patented Plants but will tolerate some shade. Good drainage is essential. Alkaline soil , 3 Hillside Landscaping Tips For A Beautiful And Healthy Garden is a preference but is not essential.

  • Mix lots of compost, , How to Rid that Lawn of Thatch! such as Chesapeake Blue, , Lawnmower Maintenance Tips That Help Produce The Best Lawns into the soil , Ornamental Aluminum Fences at planting. Fertilize with Bulb-Tone in early spring. , Wooden Garden Benches When planting, do not put fertilizer directly on the plant , The Indoor Garden: s that Clean the Air roots but into the soil , Basics of Pruning Roses away from the roots. , Give a Bird a Home; Leave a Legacy Peonies should be lightly fertilized again after blooming.

  • Plant with the "eyes" exactly 1 1/2 inches below the soil , Growing Palms level. Water , Growing Blueberries for Fun or Profit well right after planting.

  • Mulch with 2 inches of shredded hardwood mulch after the ground has frozen. Remove the mulch in the early spring. , Tips On Caring For Your Cut Flowers

  • Hardy in zones 3-8.
  • Click here to view 'Krinkled White' on the Carroll Gardens , ing as a Hobby website.
    Click here to view 'Vivid Rose' on the Carroll Gardens , Give a Bird a Home; Leave a Legacy website.

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