Paeonia mlokosewitschii MOLLY THE WITCH GOLDEN PEONY –
a species peony native to the Causasus Mountains, where it grows on rocky slopes in oak, hornbeam or beech forests. A truly hardy, herbaceous perennial reaching 70cm tall. Large pale lemon yellow flowers are upt to 12cm across. In autumn large pods open, revealing the good, fertile black shiny seeds and the brightest crimson hollow ones. Totally frost and dry hardy. 70cm x 70cm.
Peony seed can be sown at any time in good quality seed raising mix and cover with mix or grit to 1 cm deep. Keep moist in a cold spot outside as Paeonia mlokosewitschii are very slow to germinate, sometimes taking up to two years to appear. Do not use artificial heat as this may kill them. In the first year the seeding just makes an underground root and shoots appearing above ground in the second year. Grow on seedlings in a 75mm pot and plant out in good garden soil the following winter. please do not discard tray until seedlings appear.