Peony Eliza Lundy
Paeonia 'Eliza Lundy' is an Early Midseason Hybrid Peony, double, bright red Peony flower, it belongs to the group of "Dwarf" Peonies, Award of Landscape Merit 2011, American Peony Society Gold Medal 2016. (William H. Krekler 1975).
Peony 'Eliza Lundy' is a Paeonia Hybrid breed by William H Krekler, Somerville, Ohio and Whit-tier, Peony breeder William H Krekler [1900-2002] started breeding Peonies with the purchase of Peony seedlings. He registered his first Peony in 1955 and he grew 1300 Peony varieties until 1977. He sold his entire Peony plantation to Peony Nursery 'Charles Klehm and Son Nursery'. Krekler’s peonies were the result of human intervention.
Rock Garden PeoniesPeony Eliza Lundy is a Dwarf Peony that belongs to the Rock Garden Peonies These rock garden peonies are the shortest varieties we grow! Very charming, herbaceous perennials, our rock garden peonies have foliage, texture and blossoms sized in perfect proportion to their smaller stature. Rock-garden varieties are named for their short heights (generally below 21") and their adaptability for today's smaller landscapes and gardens.
Peonies love good drained rich organic nutritious soils. Over the years we have developed a tedious process for growing the highest quality of peonies possible. As our company is located in the northern part of the Netherlands, we are blessed and cursed with a heavy clay soil. On the one hand side this soil is perfect for peony growth and therefore nature helps us to grow the biggest, highest quality peonies fast. On the other hand the clay ground forces us to take extensive measures before storing or exporting the peony roots. For cut-flower production it doesn't matter, once planted they enjoy the rich nutritious clay soil and become to compare with sand soils,, not only stronger as plant in general, but also much faster into production and shown bigger size Peony heads!
Peony planting of Eliza Lundy
Peonies can be planted manually or mechanically. We have chosen to plant our Exclusive Peonies manually and the other Peonies by machine.
Before planting the peonies, the soil needs to be prepared well. This is a crucial element in the peony growing process. First the soil where the roots is grown needs to be properly flattened and drained in order to prevent potential water damage (from heavy rain).
After having cultivated the land properly (with a milling- or spade-machine) the roots are to be planted at a depth of 2 - 3 cm. This depth is very decisive because if the roots are planted too deep, the production of flowers will diminish or even completely vanish. The distance between the cuttings depends on the variety. Some varieties need more or less space than others. Furthermore, the time-period that roots will remain on a particular spot has to be taken into consideration as well.
Fertilizing and Weeding the Peonies
Peonies must be fertilized during the winter months. There is no rule to the amount of usage of each element (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium), because this depends on the nature of the soil. Peonies flourish best on soil with a pH from 6 to 7.
During the winter season chemicals against weeds can be used as well. It is important to do this during the cold season, because then the roots are at "rest" (dormant). Otherwise the roots are apt to absorb the chemicals which will cause damage to the peony.
When the young root starts growing in spring several kind of preventive fungicides can be used. This can be persisted until two weeks before harvesting.
Theo is about to 'feed' the peonies
Upcoming of the Peonies in Early Spring
When the first Peonies show up in February / March, the use of wind fences can be most helpful to protect the still vulnerable peony plants. The fences are usually placed from the east to west to keep the cold northern wind out.
No gates are placed from south to north because that allows the wind to keep the plants dry and prevent the spread of Botrytis. When the plants are still small and vulnerable to diseases, copper sulphate can be used to ensure a firm and healthy plant. Several fungicides can be used to protect the plants against Botrytis (preventive).
Mowing the Peonies
The mowing of peonies takes place at the end of August. It is very important that all dead organic material is removed because all kind of diseases lives in dead organic material.
This material can be gathered by a tractor with a sweeping tool attached or by hand with picking forks. The last remains must always be removed manually.
About Peony growers "Peonyshop.com" Scholten-Keeman Lutjebroek
Peony farm Scholten - Keeman at this point only focuses at increasing exclusive, extraordinary quality peonies. This has not been always the scenario. This specific company has a wealthy back ground starting in 1875 accompanied by Simon Scholten that also had been growing vegetables for an income.
In the year 2001 this business enterprise made up their unique brand-new marketing and advertising tactics-title & brand "Peonyshop.com" and as a result they started focusing on expanding exceptional peonies. In the year 2002 this corporation launched their online peonyshop together with Peonies & Buxus. Throughout the year 2003 Joshua Scholten started out with breeding peonies. After that in 2004 this business organisation started to foreign trade peonies from the Netherlands all around European countries, America and even Asia.
Right now our own peony nursery is focused on maximizing and multiplying unique, high-quality peony roots which can be offered for sale and exported to world wide. Furthermore the particular company even reduce peonies predominantly helping the Dutch peony flower sector.The main things we pride:
- The high quality of our product
- Our potential to export across the globe
- The best substantial range peonies like Eliza Lundy
- The peony crame of large full potential seedling peonies
Growing Eliza Lundy peonies
The fall season is considered to be the right period regarding seeding peonies. A lot of peony plants are exceptionally long-term-lived plants functioning for up to fifty up to 70 years, so as soon as you'll have the peonies placed correctly, a person definitely will enjoy them for years and years. The plants have a preference for a shiny area having a well-drained dirt. A good air flow movement available the the peony plant is also essential. These kind of milieu allow peonies prevent illness problems. To organize the sowing hole for a bareroot peony plant, dig the ground to a level around 12-18". Make use of garden tools to release the sides of the planting hole as well. It is actually very significant that the particular "eyes, ", or growing nodes, located nearby the base of the old stem, end up no more than Two inches under the soil surface area.