All About Peonies
Adriana Feng, Raleigh, a member of Wake Electric
My garden is all about peonies. In my Carolina Country garden, I grow over 200 varieties of peonies. My biggest joy each spring is seeing them come into bloom over an 8-week period each April and May. I love to spread the love of peonies, especially here in the South where many people think peonies will not grow. However not only do peonies grow here, they grow very well! Helpful tips for growing peonies as well as which varieties grow best here in the South can be found on my blog, Southern Peony. Some of the keys to getting peonies to bloom here are planting them in full sun and making sure to plant them shallow with the ‘eyes’ just below the soil surface. This particular peony is intersectional Peony ‘Keiko’ (aka ‘Pink Double Dandy’) and had 77 blooms on just one bush for me this spring!
Be sure to visit the website of the American Peony Society for more information on this charming bloom.
For more tips on peonies