Paul M. Wild Double Peony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Paul M. Wild'
Pronunciation: pay-OHN-ee-uh lak-tee-FLOR-uh
|Description||Velvety, ruby-red, fully double blooms are displayed on the sturdy erect stems. The spectacular blooms are an excellent cut flower. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or in mixed perennial and shrub borders. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Mid to late spring|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Peonies are among the most coveted perennials of the highbrow border. Their big bushy shape is oustanding in foundation planting and beds close to outdoor living spaces. They can also blend naturally into more casual settings creating focal points and bold color in season. A gorgous plant for flower filled lawn islands and in high profile front yard locations. Cutting garden essential.|
|Companion Plants||Bellflower (Campanula); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Phlox (Phlox)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Prune foliage in fall. Needs little fertilization; an annual side dressing of organic compost is beneficial.|
|Lore||Paeonia root is an old time remedy in European folk healing and also is vital in ancient Chinese medicine where it is known is pinyin.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.