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Close up of Prairie Afire Chinese Peony flower, medium sized pink flower emerging from long narrow glossy dark green foliage

BLAZING BLOOMS OF PINK SURROUNDING BRIGHT YELLOW STAMENS 

FEATURES:

  • Blooms are pink and enjoy blooming in late spring early summer 
  • Foliage is dark glossy green turning yellow in the fall 
  • Adaptable to most well draining soil locations 
  • This peony enjoys the company of bees and other pollinators which help the local environment 
  • Used to add color where none can be found, planted in the ground or grown in containers the choice is yours 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 2.5-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 2.5-3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart

Prairie Afire Chinese Peony

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Paeonia lactiflora 'Prairie Afire'

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BLAZING BLOOMS OF PINK SURROUNDING BRIGHT YELLOW STAMENS 

FEATURES:

  • Blooms are pink and enjoy blooming in late spring early summer 
  • Foliage is dark glossy green turning yellow in the fall 
  • Adaptable to most well draining soil locations 
  • This peony enjoys the company of bees and other pollinators which help the local environment 
  • Used to add color where none can be found, planted in the ground or grown in containers the choice is yours 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 2.5-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 2.5-3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart

Why plant Prairie Afire Chinese Peony?

Peonies have been a staple for gardeners around the world for many years. We're talking as far back as 79AD where Pliny the Elder mentioned the Peony in his book “Natural History” where it is described as “the most ancient plant of all”. Lore and information on Peonies has been utilized throughout history with mentions in Homer's Iliad, some of Shakespeare’s writings, and throughout Chinese history. The Prairie Afire Peony provides blazing blooms of bright pink Japanese style flowers above lovely green foliage. These blooms offer shades from deep rose, bright pink to yellow all in one sitting. Are you curious about the name Prairie Afire? Well looking at these blooms up close we notice guard petals that open up to reveal frilled petals and a bright red stamen that resembles flickering flames. The Prairie Afire Peony grows 2-3’ tall and wide providing the perfect size to add color and texture to smaller, hard to fill locations.

How to use Prairie Afire Chinese Peony in the landscape?

Have you been struggling to find a way to add color and design to your home landscape? look no further than the Prairie Afire Chinese Peony. This perennial is appealing in locations that offer full sun to partial shade with an adaptability to most well draining soils. We also should mention the ease of maintenance from deadheading to removing the dormant foliage to make way for new growth. A unique quality of the Peony is the different bloom structures they provide. These structures include Single, Japanese/Anemone, Semi-double, Double, and Bomb. Each one provides just a little more flower power than the next by increasing the size of the bloom. Utilize this Peony either planted in ground or containers to display anywhere you desire. Decorating a porch, lining a fence around your property or providing color to those dull lifeless areas around your home you won't be disappointed.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

How To Plant Prairie Afire Chinese Peony

Introducing the Prairie Afire Chinese Peony to your garden is a simple way to add a pop of color to your home. Let's take a look at the requirements needed for a Peony to thrive. Depending on location the Peony loves areas that provide full sun, however if you live in the warmer southern climates this perennial will do just fine in partial shade. Next is soil, this might be the easiest part. The Fairbanks Chinese Peony is rather adaptable to soil as long as it is well draining and fertile, If your soil does not meet these requirements simply amending the soil before planting will work just fine. Keep scheduled watering and feedings for the life of the plant and enjoy healthy and happy growth.

How To Water

After planting your Prairie Afire Chinese Peony it's time to water. This process should take place no less than twice a week until the perennial is established. These plants do not enjoy dry soils so make sure you are checking to make sure the soil is moist and water accordingly if it is not. We also recommend keeping an eye on your local weather and watering during periods of inclement weather such as high heat and or drought.

How To Fertilize

Fertilizing Peonies is a simple practice that helps with the health and growth of your perennials. Start by applying fertilizer to the planting site at the time of planting, this will be considered the first feeding of the year. You will then want to re-apply fertilizer at the end of the season to ready yourself for the following spring. Continue this process for the life of your Peonies and enjoy those beautiful blooms.

How To Prune

When considering the pruning process for you Peony no need to fret we have you covered. This is a simple process that has two steps. SImply deadhead the spent flowers by trimming the stalk down to the leaf below. Then come fall with dormancy just around the corner you will want to prune most of the plant to the ground removing any debris that may remain to make way for new growth in the upcoming spring.


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