‘Auten’s Pride’ Peony - Organic


‘Auten’s Pride’ Peony - Organic

Paeonia lactiflora Large fully doubled flowers of pale to light pink, lightly touched at the center with shades of lavender. Outer guard petals tend toward creamy white. Substantial flower with form and aroma reminiscent of old roses blooms late in the peony season.

Edward Auten Jr began experimenting with peony seedlings in 1916, and over his lifetime bred and registered 298 cultivars. But only one is called Auten’s Pride. Grower Allen Reynolds says it’s his personal favorite.

30–34" tall. Late Spring to Early Summer blooms, Z3-8, U.S.-grown roots with 3-5 eyes. Maine Grown. Certified Organic.

6315 ‘Auten’s Pride’ Peony - Organic
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Plant 2–3' apart with eyes no more than 1–1½" below the surface in deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil, full sun to partial shade. These reliable, long-lived hardy herbaceous perennials may take 3–5 years to establish before blooming, and resent being disturbed during that time.

Maroonish-red to forest green shoots appear in mid-spring, and form a bushy clump, about 3x3', of lustrous dark green deeply lobed foliage.

Fat spherical buds on sturdy stems above the foliage gradually open from late spring to early summer. Huge flowers are stunning on the bush and wonderful when cut.

Ants on peony buds are normal, so leave them alone; if you’re trying to bring cuts indoors, dunk them in a bucket of water to rinse off the ants.

The Paeonia lactiflora species, a medicinal in China, is native from Tibet to Siberia.

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