PAEONIA MASCULA ssp MASCULA
Another fabulous plant which is one of the most beautiful of the true species, producing superb, large, pink to deepest rose flowers which appear on erect stalks above unusual, broadly divided, light green leaves which are narrow and hairy underneath. This rare subspecies originates from Eastern Europe and Turkey. It performs well in any rich, well drained soil in full sun.
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.
Common name:syn. Paeonia corallina
Seeds / gram:7 (Approx)