Peony 'Kansas'

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32" at maturity
Bare root
Part sun
32" at maturity
Bare root
Part sun

Paeonia 'Kansas' - Peony Roots

Large, bright watermelon red flowers which are fully double appear on strong, dark green stems in early summer. The color is sunfast, ensuring top performance, and it contrasts well with the mid-green foliage. Cut a few stems to bring the lovely scent of the blossoms inside.

When is the best time to plant peony roots?

Fall is the best time to plant garden peony roots.

Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden.  Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for years, and with the recent resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve.  Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges.  By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks.


Planting Garden Peonies in Fall: A Guide to Beautiful Blooms


Garden peonies (Paeonia lactiflora) are beloved for their lush, fragrant blooms and ability to add elegance to any garden. These perennials are beautiful and relatively easy to care for, making them a favorite among gardeners. Planting peony roots in the fall is the best way to ensure robust growth and stunning flowers in the spring. In this blog post, we'll explore everything you need to know about planting peony roots in the fall for a thriving garden display.


Why Plant Peonies in the Fall?


Planting peonies in the fall gives the roots time to establish before the growing season begins in the spring. Cooler fall temperatures encourage root growth without the stress of supporting top growth, leading to stronger, healthier plants. Here are some benefits of fall planting:


  • Optimal Root Development: Cooler temperatures and moist soil conditions in the fall are ideal for root growth.
  • Stress Reduction: Planting in the fall reduces stress on the plant since it doesn't have to support blooms and foliage simultaneously.
  • Early Blooms: Fall-planted peonies are more likely to produce abundant blooms in their first spring.