Native Region: China
Paeonia suffruticosa 'white'
Zone Range: 05-08
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 31 July, 2016
Seed count: 5-7
Upright deciduous shrub with dark green leaves, blue-green beneath, deeply cut into pointed lobes. Bears single, cup-shaped, sometimes scented, white flowers 6-12 inches across. Height and spread is 7 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant
Paeonia seed can develop a deep dormancy if allowed to dry. For best results, sow fresh seed in containers in a shaded coldframe. Within 6 weeks a root should develop, to be followed by a leafy shoot in spring. Grow on in well-drained fertile soil in a location sheltered from wind. Spring sowings may be made in containers and stored in the refrigerator for 2 months, then moved to a sheltered position to develop the leafy shoot. Protect from heavy frost the first winter, but avoid wrapping the plant as this can promote mould. The Seed Collectors keep their Paeonia seeds in cold moist storage to reduce the occurrence of deep dormancy.