Early in spring, you will see small ruby red sprouts reaching out of the ground in many yards and gardens. These odd little limbs grow taller and glossy leaves begin to unfurl from all sides. Very soon, you have a bushy little peony getting ready to burst into bloom. It becomes a brilliant plant with large luscious blooms of white, red, pink, or yellow and often has a fuzzy yellow center. It's blooms are fantastic when used as a cut flower and can last for over a week. When you plant a young peony, it could take a few years for it to bloom. But once it's established, it will reliably bloom for many, many years. Some have had a healthy life of over a hundred years.
Here at Michler's we grow and sell established peony plants ready to plant. All of our Peonies are potted up once a year, so once a variety is sold out, it won't be available again for a year! Thus, don't delay if you want to snag your favorite varieties from our Peony Plant Collection.
John Michler's favorite for perennial gardens is Peaonia 'Scarlet O'Hara' and if you are looking for taller more structural plants you might want to consider combining this traditional herbaceous perennial Peony variety with taller Itoh Hybrid varieties or Tree Peonies.