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Paeonia mairei
Paeonia mairei


 
Family:  Paeoniaceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 4
Mature Size:  24"
Exposure:  Half Sun to Light Shade
Bloom Time:  April - May
Moisture Needs:  Average to Moist
Deer Resistant:  Yes
Origin:  China
Price: $20.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P1625
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Description
 


Steve Hootman, Curator and Director of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, often pats himself on the back for collecting this exceptional species in China and each spring as our plants flower, we murmur attaboys and give him virtual high fives while virtually raising our glass in salute. Loves some shade, great foliage and spring pink flowers. Steve has bagged a host of amazing Rhodos on his collecting trips and this Peony is just as exceptional. Narrow leaflets with a distinct sheen provide backing for the fat dark pink flower buds which often emerge in the early to mid spring before the leaves. This gives an extended period of tantalization before the impressive pink flowers open. An added bonus are the lovely shiny black seeds arrayed in the starfish-shaped seed pods. All in all, a very choice introduction. Huzzah, Hootman and well done Laddie!These are nice plants, with multiple eyes and a year away from flowering. Just cover the 'noses' an inch or two as too deep is worse than too shallow when planting peonies. This species is best in light shade although part sun such as morning sun is perfectly ok.

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