Paeonia 'Coral Charm'
Coral Charm Peony
Item #: 6186
Zones: 3a to 8a
Height: 36" tall
Paeonia 'Coral Charm' has been one of the stars in our southern peony trials. This vigorous hybrid is topped in early May with many stalks of huge coral buds, opening into large, semi-double, coral-peach flowers. This is always an attention-getter at our Spring Open Nursery & Garden Days.
Peonies require virtually no maintenance once planted in the garden. At the end of the season (September), the old stalks can be removed.
Aphids may appear on the flower buds of peonies, but this is usually not a problem unless you use fast-release chemical fertilizers. If you do find them on your peonies, soapy water usually is enough to eliminate the problem.
If you need to move or divide your peonies, the best time is mid-summer.
Peonies prefer full sun for 6+ hours for best flowering. Although all herbaceous peonies are somewhat drought tolerant, they perform their best in rich soils with even summer moisture. By the end of summer, they have started to go summer dormant, so don't be alarmed by foliage turning yellow, then brown.
Peony plants have great value for their bright, over-the-top mid-spring flowers, most of which are quite fragrant. We recommend using them around other plants which come into flower late in the season, to extend the garden flowering season.
Bees are the primary pollinator of peonies.
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers
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