Peony, Tree (Paeonia suffriticosa), packet of 20 seeds

$4.95

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.

20 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. Question

    hope4thepride (verified owner)

    Hi, I just ordered some seeds – very excited! Are the blossoms fragrant? Thanks!

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      Richo Cech

      Yes, they are fragrant!

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    • alanna

      i!ve been waiting for ages to get my hands on this awsome seed… we!re getting there! sure miss being able to talk with you folks. ! am glad all is well with you. alanna

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      Richo Cech

      Hello Alanna, Wow, thanks for the nice note. You can talk to us, just not on the phone! I recently had a bunch of tree peony seeds germinate–want me to send you some? Richo

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    • Han

      I’d like to buy some of the plants you mentioned above. How long do they need from germinated size to blooming?

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      Richo Cech

      Hello Han, They’ve already been potted up, hit “waitlist” and hopefully you’ll be able to get a plant once they size up. My experience is that they take 3 years to bloom. Richo

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    Lynne Baker

    What color are the flowers? Only White?

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, exactly as pictured, white

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