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Extravagant and elegant, our peonies for sale are a traditional favorite in both professional landscapes and home gardens. While peonies are slow starters, typically not blooming until three years after planting, they are hardy and rarely need dividing. Once they start flowering, peony roots are extremely long-lived, often thriving for generations, all the while producing abundant, full flowers with a lush fragrance. ... Read More »

Peonies for Sale From K. van Bourgondien

For more than 175 years, K. van Bourgondien has supplied gardeners with flowers that enhance gardens and landscapes. We offer a large selection of peony plants for sale, including unique styles and colors. Shop our peonies for sale to find the perfect peonies to create a floral hedge or single-variety garden planting. Our peonies for sale include Itoh, herbaceous and tree peony varieties.

A welcome cross between tree peonies and herbaceous peonies, Itoh peony flowers are the best of both worlds. Itoh peonies borrow their domed, vigorous growth habit and very sturdy stems from tree peonies, with large, double flowers and disease-resistant, dark green foliage. Once established, Itoh peony flowers will product up to 50 blooms in a single season and grow more beautiful with age.

When Should You Plant Peonies?

While peonies are very long-lived sun perennials, they don't like to be transplanted. Select a site that allows for them to grow to their mature height and spread, and also one with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. While peonies can be planted in the spring, it's best to plant them in the fall with the proper gardening tools.

How are Peony Roots Shipped?

K. van Bourgondien ships peonies as bare roots. When you receive your package, open it immediately. Before planting, soak the tubers in a bucket of water for 2-3 hours.

What Type of Soil do Peony Bare Roots Prefer?

Peonies prefer well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Amending the soil with compost or well-rotted manure can improve drainage.

Where Should Peonies Be Planted?

Peonies prefer full sun, or six or more hours of direct sunlight daily. In warmer climates, they may benefit from less afternoon sun. Space your peony plants 24-36 inches apart. Plant the fleshy roots so that the eyes are no more than 1-2" deep.

How to Care for Peonies

After planting your peony bare roots, water thoroughly. During the first year, water during dry spells and when they begin to bloom. Usually about 1 inch of rainfall weekly is adequate. While peonies aren't too fussy, they require staking to hold up the flowers. When the leaves emerge in the spring, place a support or cage around the plant.

For more information on how to grow peonies, please read our peony care guide.

When Do Peonies Bloom?

Depending on the variety, peonies generally bloom between late spring and late summer and are very long-lived, reliable perennials. However, they are slow starters. After planting, you may have to wait up to three years before they bloom.

Once your peonies begin blooming, deadhead the blooms to encourage additional flowering. If you notice ants on the flower buds, don't be alarmed; it's a symbiotic relationship and doesn't hurt the plant.

After your peonies bloom, make sure the peony plants are watered at least every two weeks. Although they tolerate dry spells, they'll produce better flowers in the coming year if they receive regular watering.

When Should You Cut Back on Peonies?

In the fall, Itoh and herbaceous peonies may be pruned to 4-6 inches above the ground. Tree peonies should not be cut down. Instead, just lightly prune them to shape the plant.
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