Peonies are traditional favorites in the springtime landscape. Known for their floriferous nature, incredibly long life in the garden, and their carefree nature, you'd think it would be hard to improve on them. But, Catharina Fontijn does just that! This fragrant, soft salmon-pink beauty produces a good amount of side buds in addition to its big, 7" fully double flowers, effectively prolonging the blooming season by several weeks. As an added bonus, the blooms change to white with maturity, so it is possible to have a color-changing palette on the plant toward the end of spring. Like other peonies, this vigorous plant wows in cutting gardens, borders or beds. Plus, it stands up to springtime's high winds and heavy rains, and still keeps its amazing good looks. Perennializes nicely, too.
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Mature Height 36 - 40 inches
Bloom Time Midseason flowering (mid-late spring)
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Glossy, deep green foliage that is very attractive and ornamental through-out the growing season.
Mature Spread :
24 - 36 inches
24 - 36 inches
Planting Instructions :
Dig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 1" below ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes.
Soil Moisture :
Well-drained, deep, fertile soil
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Remove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long.
Winter Care :
None, except to mulch the first winter. Remove in early spring before growth starts.
Planting Depth :
Set crown with buds 1" below ground-level.
Watering Requirements :
Do not let the soil dry out. Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Fertilization Requirements :
Once or twice a year. Best in spring and summer. Peonies like fertile soil.
Special Care :
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climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
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