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Peony – Shirley Temple

$18.95

Ships in the spring

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Description

Peony ‘Shirley Temple’ is ever so soft, starts with an extremely light blush color then turns to more of a pure white when it’s fully open.  Full double white flower with glossy green foliage.  Long stems and a good cut flower.  Named after the famous child star Shirley Temple from the 1940’s.  Lightly fragrant.  Peonies are old reliable plants that will return bigger and better year after year, and typically bloom around Memorial Day in spring.  


Growers Notes:

    • Peonies are herbaceous perennials that die back in the fall and return in the spring
    • Plant in compost rich, well drained soil in 6+ hours of sunlight per day
    • Peonies do not like to be moved.  Plant them in an area with enough space to grow freely for years
    • Plant shallow, crown just below the soil line.  Peony need to feel the cold in the winter to bloom
    • Planted too deep, they will only produce foliage and no bloom
    • Water weekly during the first spring and summer after planting, until the fall rains return
    • Peonies will established themselves in the first year, then bloom in year 2 or 3 and then forever
    • Fertilize in the early spring and again after they bloom with a 5-10-10 or 10-10-10 granular             fertilizer or Espoma Flower Tone or Espoma Rose Tone
    • Cut spent blooms and leave the foliage to soak up the summer sun
    • In late fall, cut the foliage down to the ground for winter
    • Returns bigger and better every year!  With more stems and flowers than the year before

 

Specified Color
White
Height
24" - 30"
Foliage Color
Lacy Foliage
Cutting
Good Cut Flower
Sun / Shade
Full Sun - 6 hours +
Flowering Months
May/June
Shipped
Field grown root with 2-3 eyes
Soil
Compost rich, Well drained soil
Planting Depth
1" below soil
Container Friendly
Best Planted in a Garden Bed
Deer Resistant
Yes
Water
Water 1st year until established