Peony Rose Delachei

Deepest red double.

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Large, fully double, bowl shaped flowers are deep red shades. As the blooms mature there is a hint of purple to the petals.

The exotic flowers of Peony Roses have been cherished since the 5th century and during their long and illustrious history, Peonies have been the flower favoured by Emperors and Gods. Fortunately, they are now accessible to the common gardener.

Peony Roses are vigorous garden plants with opulent blooms that make wonderful cut flowers. They may look exotic and temperamental and yet they are hardy and grow well in cool to temperate Australian gardens. So why not spoil yourself and enjoy an abundant spring to summer display of intoxicating loveliness.
You will have to be patient for at least a year before you can enjoy the flowers of Peony Roses, as they resent having their roots disturbed, but the wait will be justified for many years as they are extremely long lived.
Peony Roses need cold winters (3-5C at least) for best flowers. Peony roses are heavy feeders, so you need to fertilise them regularly. They also like lime, and lot’s of it, so be sure to indulge them.

Code

PELDL

Botantical name

Paeonia lactiflora

Height

60-80cm

Width

60-80cm

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bare rooted

Water needs

2