20 gorgeous peonies
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Pictured: 'Julia Rose' peony.
A new introduction, ‘Bartzella’ is especially vigorous, blooms in late spring, and grows 2½ to 3 feet tall and wide.
The plant is especially vigorous, producing up to 50 blooms in a season (starting in late spring), once established. It grows to 2½ feet tall and 3½ feet wide.
They're eye-catching in beds of blue and white flowers, with a spritz of lime foliage. The plant blooms in spring and grows 2 to 2½ feet tall and wide.
Surround ‘Kopper Kettle’ with sky blue forget-me-nots for a refreshing warm-cool contrast, or grow it in a cluster of three with a Tuscan terra-cotta olive jar as an accent.
The vigorous plant blooms in late spring and grows about 2½ feet tall and 3½ feet wide.
As they mature, the petals slowly fade to soft pink. The compact, mounding plant grows 2 to 2½ feet tall and wide.
Grow it behind spring bulbs or as an accent in perennial borders (blue-flowered Campanula glomerata makes a pretty companion). Bloom time is mid- to late spring.
Raspberry Sundae’ blooms in midspring and grows to 2 1/2 feet tall and wide.
This variety blooms in mid-spring and grows 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and wide.
Bloom time is mid-spring; the plant grows 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.
More: For information on where to buy and how to grow peonies in your climate, see Sunset's Planting peonies guide.