Peonies

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Scented Peonies

When I first grew peonies, many years ago, I had no idea how fragrant they could be. Not every variety, but many of them, can be so scented the fragrance will fill a room if the flowers are cut and put in a vase.

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Peonies as Cut Flowers

Peonies make wonderful cut flowers. The blooms are large, soft, silky and romantic. They can be found in a range of soft colours, and a few brighter ones, making them ideal for weddings, as well as for placing in the house.

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How to grow Herbaceous Peonies

Forget the myths, peonies are easy to grow. In fact, once established they will live for more years than most people are likely to inhabit their houses. When you move house they can come too.

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Hybrid Peonies Explained

Hybrid peonies produce some of the most stunning late spring flowers. Large, often single and cupped, the flowers come in a glorious array of colours ranging from bright poppy red to stunning lipstick pink, and softest pink to purest white. They are hardy, don’t suffer from any diseases, easy to grow and long lived.

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Intersectional Peonies

Of the different types of peonies Intersectional Peonies are not only the most beautiful, they are the longest to bloom. The flowers and foliage are in perfect proportion to each other, taking on the best characteristics of its parents, the tree (woody) and herbaceous peony.

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Tree Peonies

The term Tree Peony is a little confusing as it seems to describe a plant that grows to the height of a tree, which it does not. The main difference between Tree Peonies and their herbaceous cousins is that Tree peonies don’t die back in winter.

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Autumn Leaves on Peonies

Think of autumn and think of cool, misty mornings and tree leaves turning red. It is sometimes forgotten that the leaves of some perennials also change as they start the journey into winter. Among the most colourful perennials with autumn leaves are peonies.

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A Guide to Herbaceous Peonies

Peonies are beautiful, long-lived and easy to grow once established. We sell three distinctive types of peonies, herbaceous, intersectional and the tree peony. The difference between tree peonies and herbaceous peonies lies in the way.....

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Moving and Dividing Peonies

Peonies are perfect for busy people. Once planted they require almost no attention. Long-lived and extremely beautiful when in flower even the foliage is handsome. However there might be a time when they might need moving or dividing.

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