Peony News

As I dig and divide peonies this fall, I sometimes discover a more ample supply of some varieties and add a few to the Brooks Gardens online peony catalog.

   One such beauty is ‘The Fawn’. It has an amazing flower   form and color. The pink petals are covered in tiny, darker pink dots. I understand the hybridizer B. B. Wright named it so, as a baby deer, a fawn, is covered in spots. When this one blooms, I want it all to myself. 

   I also added a few ‘Campagna’ peony roots. Pure white petals surround a golden center in cup shaped flowers. One of the earliest peonies to bloom each spring, they are one of hybridizer A.P. Saunders great creations.

   'Kelway’s Glorious', known to many as one of the most fragrant varieties is a true heirloom peony. The double, creamy white flowers have occasional crimson red edging. They’ve been a world-wide favorite since being introduced by Kelway in 1909.

   I also added a few 'Sugar ‘n Spice' (Rogers) peonies. The unique salmon-pink color is a real eye-catcher and an early season peony. The huge flowers and broad leaves make quite a garden statement.

I may add a few additional peony varieties as the fall progresses, so check in and browse the offerings now and then.

Bare root peonies are being shipped now and throughout the fall, the perfect time to plant peonies.  

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