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Paeonia (Tree Peonies)

Tree Peonies or Shrub Peonies are easily raised from seeds, but they will need their time to establish and to gain flowering size, which may be in a minimum of some 3 to 4 years, depending on cultivation conditions and species. They are suited for any partially shaded to sunny spot in a well drained, yet humus-rich soil. Especially these shrub-like species have always been much sought after, but they are rarely offered and thus will stay rather high priced. Some treasure plants for the connoisseur! In recent years there has been much confusion on species within the genus and this is still true for herbaceous perennial members. At least things seem to be sorted out for shrublike woody peonies. Only 4 tree peonies with several varieties and forms remain in the genus Paeonia: Paeonia decomposita, Paeonia delavayi, Paeonia ostii and Paeonia rockii.
Sow in any rich, well drained soil in autumn or early spring some 1cm/0.4" deep. Several seeds may not germinate before spring of the second year after sowing, thus do not empty pots with ungerminated seeds too early ! All Paeonia seeds require a prolonged cooling period for several months in winter before germination starts in early to mid spring. During winter place pots outside in a protected, sunny spot. The seedlings are best grown in pots for at least some 2 years, thereafter carefully transplant he young plants in early spring, paying special attention to not breaking their fleshy rhizomes. Once established, do not disturb plants until they are becoming too large.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
3, respectively 7 seeds per package.

Apart from tree or shrub peonies we offer several herbaceous peonies as well.
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Paeonia delavayi var. angustiloba f. trollioides

Paeonia delavayi var. angustiloba f. trollioides

150 (250)cm, a rarely cultivated variety of Paeonia potaninii, native of open spots in mountain forests in northeastern Yunnan, China. This species was formerly called Paeonia potaninii var. trolllioides. Has slightly larger flowers on lon peduncles with pure yellow petals, and in some selections with an orange red center. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
3 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (3 seeds)1515 € 4,99*
 seed package (3 seeds)
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Paeonia delavayi var. delavayi f. delavayi

Paeonia delavayi var. delavayi f. delavayi

150 (200)cm, woody shrub peony with an outstanding flower color from orange red to maroon red and wine. Contrasting light green, broadly dissected leaves. Ideal for any rich, rather leafy soil in partial shade. Among Paeonia suffruticosa the easiest shrub peony raised from seed. IV-V.
3 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (3 seeds)1496 € 3,99
Paeonia delavayi var. delavayi f. lutea (Yellow Tree Peony)

Paeonia delavayi var. delavayi f. lutea (Yellow Tree Peony)

2 (3)m, Yellow Tree Peony is a much sought after, yet rarely offered woody shrub peony with large pure yellow flowers and yellowish green, broadly dissected leaves. The former name of this variety was Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii. It has much larger, showy flowers and broader leaflets than the species. It is native of mountain woods in China. Easy and fully hardy in any leafy, rich soil, yet well drained soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.
3 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package1500 € 5,99
Paeonia ostii (White Tree Peony)

Paeonia ostii (White Tree Peony)

150 (180)cm, White Tree Peony is an erect growing woody shrub peony from Yunnan Province, China. This utmost beautiful, botanically valid species was newly described in the year 1992 in honor of Dr. Gian Lupo Osti, former president of the International Dendrological Society. This species is similar to Paeonia suffruticosa, yet its' dark green leaves have less segments and it forms large, pure white flower cups with a plesant sweet musk fragrance. For any well drained soil in a sunny spot. A still rather rare species. We were among the first nurseries worldwide to propagate this new species in the year 1999 and it has proven to be a very robust, easy going and free flowering peony which is easily raised from seed. A simply splendid peony! IV-V.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (100 seeds)6524 € 29,90
seed package (7 seeds)1511 € 3,99
seed package (7 seeds)
Paeonia suffruticosa (Chinese Tree Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa (Chinese Tree Peony)

180 (250)cm, Chinese Tree Peony is an upright growing, woody peony with rather large flowers and star-like seed capsules in autumn. This peony is supposed to be an old stabilized and fertile hybrid from China, including various tree peonies. Plants show variable flower colors and offered seeds are a mixture of mainly two colors forms: dark rose-purple and white, some may display an intermediate color. Similar to Paeonia ostii, Paeonia suffruticosa is easily raised from seed. IV-V.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (100 seeds)0297 € 19,90
seed package (7 seeds)1519 € 2,99
seed package (7 seeds)