Peony 'Purple Spider'
Peony 'Purple Spider'
Peony 'Purple Spider'

Peony 'Purple Spider'

Peony 'Purple Spider'

1 bare root — £5.25

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Fancy and frilly Peony 'Purple Spider' is the perfect example of just how fantastic peonies are. Not only for their large and long-lasting flowers, rich colouring and intricate details, but their hardiness, shade tolerance and reliability too. These sugary sweet ruffled double blooms will bring life and high-impact intense colour to any dull planting space with hardly any fuss at all. Bursting into action from late spring, this dashing starlet is eager to get going and sets the bar high for summer!

Peonies like 'Purple Spider' are perfect for growing in gardens of all sizes, and especially useful for small gardens or outside spaces which lack sunlight. Even in shade you can get a heart display of big, impressive blooms, and they’re just as happy in a large container as they are in borders. If you have a woodland planting scheme, a peony will be the perfect asset for late spring colour. What’s more, these cut-flower classics have an outstanding vase life too, opening slowly from tight rounded buds to reveal an amazing ruffled pink pompom.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Paeonia lactiflora 'Purple Spider'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    3/5 eyes

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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