BOTANICAL NAME: Paeonia ' Francois Ortegat' AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 90 cmAVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 90 cmSUN EXPOSURE: Full SunFLOWER COLOUR: MaroonFLOWERING TIME: Spring - Early SummerFOLIAGE COLOUR: Red Stem, Green LeavesCOLD HARDINESS: 2WATER NEEDS: AverageOTHER FEATURES: Fragrant, Beens, Deer Resistant Leaves are dark green,...
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BOTANICAL NAME: Paeonia ' Francois Ortegat'

AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 90 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 90 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full Sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Maroon
FLOWERING TIME: Spring - Early Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Red Stem, Green Leaves
COLD HARDINESS: 2
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Fragrant, Beens, Deer Resistant

Leaves are dark green, each with 9 lance-shaped, rough margined leaflets. Double red flowers at top of red mottled stems are bowl-shaped, fragrant. Support with wire frame or wooden stakes to keep weighty flowers from toppling plant. It is very important for plants to be grown in deep, humus-rich soil that is moist, but well drained. Prefers sun in cooler climates and part shade in warmer climates with protection from wind. Peonies are long-lived and resent relocation, so pick your spot and prepare your hole well!

Use a soil testing kit to determine the acidity or alkalinity of the soil before beginning any garden bed preparation. This will help you determine which plants are best suited for your site. Check soil drainage and correct drainage where standing water remains. Clear weeds and debris from planting areas and continue to remove weeds as soon as they come up.

A week to 10 days before planting, add 2 to 4 inches of aged manure or compost and work into the planting site to improve fertility and increase water retention and drainage. If soil composition is weak, a layer of topsoil should be considered as well. No matter if your soil is sand or clay, it can be improved by adding the same thing: organic matter. The more, the better; work deep into the soil. Prepare beds to an 18 inch deep for perennials. This will seem like a tremendous amount of work now, but will greatly pay off later. Besides, this is not something that is easily done later, once plants have been established.

 

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