This is the first paeony to flower in spring and you could grow it just for its attractive leaves, which appear in February and are a greyish-green pewter colour, with beetroot-red veins and stems. In March the large flowers open and are from mauve to pink. It truly is the first really glamorous plant of the year and sets very few good viable 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:4 large seeds (Approx)