This beautiful spring plant produces red shoots with a crystalline dusting, which emerge in early April, soon followed by egg-shaped leaves that mature to a dark, reddish green. Chalice-like, single, deepest pink flowers with yellow anthers and purple filaments, mature to large seed-pods holding metallic-blue, pea-sized fertile seeds and holly-berry red un-fertilized seeds.
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:5 (Approx)