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Paeonia (Herbaceous Peonies)

Herbaceous Peonies are longlived herbaceous perennials which are easily grown from seed. However they will need some time to establish and to gain flowering size, which usually is between three to four years, depending on cultivation conditions. Once reached maturity they will display their spectacular flowers for many year. All are excellent plants for any partially shaded or sunny spot in a well drained, yet humus rich soil.
The present nomenclatura within this genus is more than complicated, several species have been recently renamed or sunk into a different species. We do not follow this renaming and will keep the old names until more scientific reliable information are available.
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. Carefully divide rhizomes of herbaceous species in late summer after the foliage has withered.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
7 seeds per package.

Apart from herbaceous peonies we offer several tree peonies as well.
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Paeonia aff. mascula

Paeonia aff. mascula

40 (70)cm, a plant which is close to Paeonia mascula, but whose identification is not certain as it has unusually dark, more glossy leaves and much lighter pink flowers than typical Paeonia mascula ssp. mascula. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. III-IV.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package0348 € 4,99
Paeonia anomala

Paeonia anomala

100cm, close to Paeonia veitchii, yet with broader leaves with somewhat braoder leaflets, and numerous bright pink, slightly nodding fowers with less dissected petals. Its' flowers appear earlier than in Paeonia veitchii. Native from Russia, extending towards Tien-Shan, Pamir-Alai, Mongolia and northern China. For a partially shaded spot in any humus rich, well drained soil. IV-V.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package 1490 € 3,99
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Paeonia brownii (Brown's Peony)

Paeonia brownii (Brown's Peony)

80 (100)cm, Brown's Peony is a very rare Californian native Peony, and one out of only two ancient relict species native of the US. It has dark green, broadly dissected foliage and compact wine-red flower buds with greenish-yellow eadged petals. For an very well drained, preferably rocky soil in full sun. Paeonia brownii requires some shelter from winter wetness. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. Paeonia brownii is the most difficult species to germinate. Some seeds make first roots in the first year and then develop the first leaf in their second year. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Eisenhiemer Ridge, Plumas County, California, USA at some 1.800m. V-IV.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package1745 € 7,99*
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Paeonia daurica ssp. mlokosewitschii (Mlokosewitsch's Yellow Peony)

Paeonia daurica ssp. mlokosewitschii (Mlokosewitsch's Yellow Peony)

100cm, Mlokosewitsch's Yellow Peony (syn. Paeonia mlokosewitschii) is a quite rarely seen peony native in the Lagodeki Valley in the south-eastern Caucasus. It is closely related to Paeonia daurica ssp. wittmanniana and differs from the latter by richer pale lemon yellow flowers and slightly glaucous leaves, which are shaded in red in full sun. This beautiful subspecies has unfortunately become almost extinct in nature. Easy for a partially shaded place with peaty compost as basis. The bright pink seed capsules with deep lilac seeds give have some additional ornamental value in July/August. Offered seeds are from unhybridized, true to type specimens with pure yellow flowers! IV-V.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package (7 seeds)1506 € 4,99
seed package (7 seeds)
Paeonia daurica ssp. wittmanniana (Wittmann's Peony)

Paeonia daurica ssp. wittmanniana (Wittmann's Peony)

50 (70)cm, Wittmann's Peony (syn. Paeonia wittmanniana) is a rarely cultivated, beautiful subspecies from the northwestern Caucasus to the southern Transcaucasian region. It has broad, dark green leaflets. It is similar to closely related Paeonia daurica ssp. mlokosewitschii and differs from the latter by more pale yellow to white, rarely pale rose flower cups above glaucous green leaves. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Offered seeds are from unhybridized, true to type specimens with very pale yellow flowers! V-VI.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package5166 € 4,99
Paeonia officinalis ssp. villosa

Paeonia officinalis ssp. villosa

50cm, a smaller and much rarer subspecies from Central Italy (Florence) to southern France (Montpellier) with fewer, yet broader leaflets and deep red to wine red flowers. Especially young shoots show a dense cover of fine hairs. As easy as the latter in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. IV-V.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package 1509 € 4,99
Paeonia tenuifolia (Fernleaf Peony)

Paeonia tenuifolia (Fernleaf Peony)

70 (120)cm, Fernleaf Peony is native from south-eastern Europe to the Caucasian steppes. It is a very elegant plant with finely divided, glabrous foliage and intense red bowl shaped flowers on long, nodding stalks. Easily grown in any well drained soil in full sun. An excellent plant for the rock garden. III-IV.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package1520 € 4,99
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Paeonia veitchii

Paeonia veitchii

50 (70)cm, similar to P. anomala, yet with more dissected lilac rose petals and pale green, glossy leaves. Makes up to 5 flowers per stalk. Native of NW China (Gausu, Szechuan und Shensi). Rather rare Peony for the connoisseur of this beautiful genus. Makes dense, rich flowering clumps in time. For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade. Very easy. V-VI.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package 1522 € 3,99
Paeonia veitchii ssp. woodwardii

Paeonia veitchii ssp. woodwardii

30 (50)cm, this subspecies differs from normal Paeonia veitchii by its paler, slightly larger flowers and overall more compact growth habit with pale green, glossy leaves. This rarely seend subspecies makes up to 5 flowers per stalk and dense, rich flowering clumps in time. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded spot. V-VI.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package8089 € 4,99