PAEONIA MASCULA RUSSOI
This lovely form of the species has large and lovely pink flowers blushed with violet over greyish green biternate leaves, in late spring and early summer. It is native to China, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel. It has also been called P. corallina var. pubescens, describing the leaves which are hairy on the under side.
Sow at any time covering with compost or grit half an inch deep. Keep moist in a cold spot outside as peonies are very slow to germinate, sometimes taking up to two years to appear. Do not use artificial heat as this may simply kill them. As a rule they just make an underground root the first year, shoots appearing above ground in year two. Grow on seedlings in 3” pots and finally plant out in good garden soil. Never discard the seed tray until the seedlings appear.
Packet Content:6 (Approx)