Paeonia rockii

ROCKII TREE PEONY

NEW HYBRIDS

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Paeonia rockii
ROCKII TREE PEONY – NEW HYBRIDS

Huge bowls of peony blooms in summer together with a wonderful fragrance make Paeonia rockii a very special garden treasure.

These seeds are gathered from some of the best new rockii hybrid Tree Peonies.
So the flowers will be a mix of whites, pinks, lavenders, with each huge flower blessed with a large central black-purple blotch.

Grow Paeonia rockii in Sun to Part Shade.
Paeonia rockii is noted as being more shade tolerant than other Tree Peonies.

It is robustly frost hardy, and relishes a good frost to bring on bumper flowering.

3m. High rounded deciduous shrub x 3m. Wide.

SEED SOWING ADVICE:

Sow indoors in spring or autumn.

First rub the seeds around in a little dry sand, or between 2 sheets of fine sandpaper,  to roughen the hard seed coats.
Then soak the seeds overnight in a glass of clean water.

Now sow the seeds in deeper individual pots rather than in a punnet. Because they develop strong roots quickly.
Sow the soaked seeds on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then cover seeds with 10mm of sieved mix/grit/or sand.

Proceed to keep the mix moist, in well-lit but cool position (not in direct sunlight) for 6 weeks.

Then wrap the moist punnet in cling wrap & place in fridge (not freezer) for 6 weeks.

Remove from the fridge, unwrap punnet & return to a cool, well-lit position.

Seeds germinate in 14-28 days approx. But patience – do not discard – some seeds may come later. Staggered germination is normal for this plant as it tries to give its seeds a sporting chance of sprouting into favourable weather conditions.

SEED COUNT: 3 very large seeds per pack (seed is always scarce).

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