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Paeonia 'Festiva Maxima'

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Plant Type: Peonies

Very large, double white flowers with prominent crimson flakes on a few central petals. Blossoms appear on tall, strong stems early season. Excellent for cut flowers and garden decorations. Longtime favorite perennial! Extremely cold hardy and carefree. Sweet-smelling blossoms cover the glossy foliage in late spring. Flowers best when planted in full sun; prefers light shade in Southern regions. Reaches its mature bloom about the third season. Forms a dense hedge 2-3 ft. tall with an equal spread; creates a striking backdrop for your perennials.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:


A permanent, sunny or partly shady site is ideal for Garden Peonies. Protection from afternoon sun and from harsh winds will help to prolong the lives of the the exotic flowers. Peonies will perform best in well-drained, evenly moist, rich soil with a pH near neutral and they are drought-tolerant once established. When planting a Garden Peony, the depth is particularly important. To ensure flowering, the eyes must be planted 1.5 to 2 inches below ground level. An annual topping of compost is recommended each Fall. Though peonies may be slow to establish, you can be assured that they are developing a deep, substantial root system which will help to produce flowers that are well worth the wait. Once established, peonies can live 50 years or more.

Flower Color

White flowers

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

24 in. wide 36 in. high

Good Companions

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N/A

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-7

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