Paeonia 'King's Day'
Paeonia 'King's Day'

Paeonia 'King's Day'

Paeonia 'King's Day'

1 bare root — £39.90

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Ah, the majestic Peony 'King's Day'delicate pastel petals that bow down to welcome the morning sun. It is a relatively new semi-double hybrid, but an old royal in terms of quality that never fails. As much as it shares uncanny similarities with its peers, its stems rather sturdy, its petals pastel pinks and yellows, and the plant itself vividly prolific in growth, Paeonia 'King's Day' stands above the rest.

Gloriously heavy-stemmed and robust, it's a wondrous sight to behold! Peony 'King's Day' is certainly a choice selection for florists, a unique yet similar relative of the beloved Peony 'Coral Sunset'. It's no surprise that P. 'King's Day' is gaining in popularity, what with its superior growing ability allowing for an abundance of cut flowers. So why wait any longer to experience the marvel that is this pastel-coloured hybrid? Get your hands on one while you can, because what a bloom it will certainly be!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Paeonia 'King's Day'

  • Flower colour

    Pastel pink, peach, salmon

  • Plant size

    3/5 Eyes

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cut flower gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Clay
    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak the Paeonia 'King's Day' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Peonies in 1 minute

Peonies like deep, fertile and moist soil with good drainage, and your peony bare roots should be planted in sunny locations where they are sheltered from the wind. The glossy green foliage of Paeonia lasts all summer long, changing to a purplish gold colour in autumn.

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