Paeonia 'Kansas'

Paeonia 'Kansas'

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A Classic, Award-Winning Peony
SKU 44192
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Key Characteristics

4 - 8

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Paeonia 'Kansas'

Bred by Myron Bigger of Topeka, Kansas, who named it after his home state, Paeonia 'Kansas' was first introduced in 1940 and won the prestigious Gold Medal of the American Peony Society in 1957. Today it is considered by many experts to be the standard bearer for the old-fashioned red Peonies, for its shimmering blooms are more of a bluish red than a true, modern red. Indeed, its fully double and heavily petaled flowers gleam suggestively of watermelon; they hold this intense color well even in heat, making it ideal for southern gardens.

Paeonia 'Kansas' blooms early to midseason on strong, 36-inch, erect stems. It's excellent as a background planting for spring bulbs or for use in perennial or shrub borders. And the huge, double blooms make wonderful cut flowers.

Plant Paeonia 'Kansas' in full sun and provide it with a rich, well-drained soil. Feed it very lightly in early spring with compost and bone meal. Don't overfeed, as that can cause the plants not to bloom. Place the eyes 1½ to 2 inches below the soil level. Planting too deeply can also cause them not to flower. Water a new plant frequently to allow them to get off to a good start. Peonies often don't flower the first season, as they're spending their energies on root establishment, but after that their blooms are simply spectacular. We are confident you'll love Paeonia 'Kansas' and enjoy it for many, many seasons to come.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Paeonia
Species lactiflora
Variety 'Kansas'
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Magenta
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Special Features Award Winner, Double Blooms, Flower, Fragrance
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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