Peony 'Red Spider' - PlantPaeonia lactiflora 'Red Spider'
Delightful double, scented flowers!
The 'Red Spider' peony is truly fantastic! Gorgeous, conspicuous blooms on shorter than normal stems make this compact growing plant particularly suited to being grown in containers. Of course it looks lovely in the border too, near the patio or decking where you can enjoy the lovely coloured double flowers. Will look lovely right up to the first frosts and has pretty autumn foliage. The flowers are popular with butterflies. Easily cared for. The flowers are also great used in a bouquet. Order this fabulous plant now, today!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePeonies grow best in the ground. Prepare a suitable hole and loosen the soil thoroughly. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost and granulated cow manure. Plant the root ball at the right depth in the planting hole. The top of the root ball should be just one cm below ground level. Be careful not to plant too deep! Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. Peonies blossom and grow well in an area with complete sunshine in loose nutritious soil.
Peonies look great in the borderPeonies will add a special touch to your border. These large, double flowers are even more beautiful next to other flowers. You can combine your peonies in early summer with delphiniums (Delphinium 'Magic Fountains', lupine (Lupinus 'The Governor') or even with wisteria.
Show morePeonies are easy-to-grow plants that require minimal maintenance. Be sure to prevent the soil around the roots from drying out. Cut off its faded flower stems in order to encourage a good growth and re-flowering. In the autumn, the stems above the ground can weaken and dieback so cover the plants in winter with a layer of fallen leaves. In spring, cut off all of their leaves, soon you will see some new shoots growing above the ground. Since peonies have long, fleshy roots, we recommend moving this perennial around as little as possible.
Show morePeonies also make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers in a vase. Therefore, a group of Peonies should definitely not be missing from your cut flower garden. It is best to pick the flowers early in the morning. Remove its bottom leaves and place the stems directly into a vase full of lukewarm water with flower food. Because of the long stems, Peonies are very suitable for putting in oasis.
- Extra information
Latin name Paeonia lactiflora 'Red Spider' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Red Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period April - June Growing height 40 - 60 cm Planting distance 50 - 60 cm