The peonies are among the most magnificent Flowers in summer garden , They are perfect for those who want to spread an informal, rural atmosphere in their own outdoor area. They are also known under the name of Päonien.
The care of these magnificent garden flowers depends largely on their variety. There are perennial and shrub peonies. The first are the more famous variety and most of the tips on the Internet refer to it.
The shrub peonies can be recognized by their roots. They are more robust, do not withdraw into the earth in contrast to the other species. These peonies bloom relatively early and are frost resistant. The shrub peonies often have a very strong scent – also a great advantage of these garden flowers.
The choice for one or another kind should be related to the design possibilities that you would like to achieve for your own garden. With the shrub peonies, you can, of course, structure your garden very well. The perennial species would be more suitable for shaping different plant beds. There are also mixed ways to combine the different advantages of the two.
Magnificent peonies in the middle of the garden
Tradition and innovation
The peonies come from China and they have been known for more than 2000 years. They have first become popular as medicinal plants. Peonies helped with bleeding.
In China alone thousands of varieties of flowers were cultivated. From the recent times one knows many different hybrids.
These are more robust and / or easier to grow Pfinsgrosen species.
A great variety of colors was achieved. Read more about the history and the most famous hybrids In this article ,
We are now continuing with some important care tips.
Planting the perennial roses from the pot
Differences between perennials and shrubs
The most important difference in care is when planting. The perennials must be placed in the earth, about as deep as the depth of the temporary flower pot in which they were. The shrubs should be planted a bit deeper: their roots should be about 5 cm below ground. Only in this way do both species develop well and bring flowers. Planting on an unsuitable depth is usually the reason why such are missing. An often occurring problem by the way.
As already said, the two species bloom at different times. Moreover, their winter appearance is quite different: the shrubs do not retreat, of course!
In addition, there are a number of care tips that apply to both species. Now we want to focus our attention on it!
House facade with peonies
Plant peonies at regular intervals
All peonies develop both under and over the earth quite wide. For this reason they would have to be installed at a good distance from one another. So they can develop well. Recommended is at least one meter distance.
Peel the seating area with pink peonies
The appropriate earth
Peonies need moisture. The earth, however, should be permeable. You can not stand the stunts. The peonies develop best in half shade. They grow, for example, wonderfully among trees with a not too thick foliage. Half shade would be another optimal option. It is important that they get 3 to 4 hours of sun daily.
Beautiful peonies in different colors
Patience pays off
After two or three years the peonies will reach a reasonable size and embellish the garden with its magnificent flowers. Patience, however, pays off several times. They will bloom for up to 50 years. Some peonies can survive for centuries!
The delicate white flowers of this variety delight the eye
Put the plants in the right time
The peonies can be moved, but this has to happen at the right time. This is best done in the time when they retreated between October and March. You must be careful not to damage the root system when digging. The change of place should occur in the first years of development, if the plants are still not so developed.
Peonies – Amaisen can be helpful
What about the ants?
There are different pests that are The development of the peonies Can be prevented. In each specific case, various measures have to be taken. However, according to most garden experts the ants do not count. Even in some aspects they are positive for their development. By feeding on the sugar substance of the flowers, they help them to open properly.
The typical delicate color – Hellrosa is very popular for decorating festivities
Tips for the arrangements in vases
From peonies you create great arrangements in vases. You can create great decoration by yourself, which can last up to 10 days. We advise you to cut only the flowers, which are at least three years old. Then they have reached their full splendor. This means that you can fill a vase with only two of them.
Beautiful fields with peonies
The peonies are a worthwhile investment for the garden. With the right care you can enjoy several decades of its magnificent flowers. Choose a suitable type – with regard to the care, the function in the garden and in accordance with your preference for different colors.
Enjoy the summer and typical rural atmosphere in the garden and in the inner decoration, which spread the magnificent peonies!