Peony, Tree (Paeonia suffriticosa), packet of 10 seeds

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Family:  Peony (Paeoniaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 10

(Paeonia suffriticosa, Mountain Peony, Mu-dan, Feng Dan Bai) Woody perennial deciduous shrub native to China.  Although the seed really does take a long time to come up (one to two years*), it is a very robust germinator (falling into the self-generated class of “volcanic germinators”) it is quite reliable.  After the wait, its always a surprise when they do germinate–almost always in the spring.  The best way to control the seeds, I have found, is to plant in good potting soil in gallon pots and keep in the shade house.  Mulch the pots to keep them from drying out.  Seedlings should be individuated after they set their first true leaves, and grown out in gallon pots for another year at least before transplanting to the landscape.  The plant prefers part shade and a cool root system.  Plant grows to as tall as 6 feet, and may be set to the landscape at least 6 feet apart.

10 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

*Seeds planted on 10/30/2019 germinated on 2/9/2021, a 464 day induction period.  Photo in gallery.  RAC

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  1. 4 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Megan Olmstead

    Six years later...

    Megan Olmstead (verified owner)

    The seed I planted six years ago has her first blossom! I am in love with a flower?! She even takes her time opening the blossom, each day just a little more…the anticipation! Many seeds planted last year have sprouted, too. These are delightful.

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  2. Chelsey Huston

    Seeds have sprouted

    Chelsey Huston (verified owner)

    I’m so very excited to see my peony tree seeds have sprouted this spring. I planted them in Oct/Nov of 2020 & it is now Mar 2022. What a fun thing to see them pop up after so much time. I currently have 8 seedlings.

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