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Peony Flower Care Tips

   
     
Peony Flower Care Tips .

Names:

Peony Flower,

Paeonia.
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Varieties:

Herbaceous varieties in single, semidou-ble, and double-bloom types.
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Colors:

Shades of white, cream, peach, pink into deep crimson shades, Some varieties may be multi­colored, with specks of contrasting color atthe base of the flower's center.
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Scent:

From sweet, mild fragrance to very aromatic, depending on the variety.
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Freshness:

Purchase or cut when the flower is still in bud stage.
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Vase Life:

7 to 10 days, or longer.
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Availability:

Spring only, but some cut flowers are available from New Zealand in winter.
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Cost:

Spring — moderately expensive.
Winter — expensive.
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Meaning:

Bashfulness.
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Arranging Tip:

With blossoms reaching to some­times 5 inches across, peonies are an arrangement in themselves.
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Growing Tip:

For the best show of blooms, purchase tubers or plants with three to five eyes or growth shoots, since one or two eyed tubers or plants may take years to produce blossoms. Remember not to plant peonies too deep, or the plant will produce a show of leaves but no flowers. The eyes should only be about two inches below the soil level. Although they will tolerate partial shade, plant peony flowers in full sun, away from trees and other shrubs, so that the plants need not compete for nutrients. Bloom time for peonies is only a few weeks, so select early-, mid-, and late-blooming varieties. Be careful when cutting for arrangements — cutting more than one-third of the flowers produced will inhibit blossom count and size for the following year. Be patient; peonies usually take three to five years to reach matu­rity, but once established, will bloom forever.
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