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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