Peony Little Corporal
Early Midseason Hybrid, single, red, brilliant single rose red flowers have a large ring of yellow stamens carried on white filaments with red bases, carpels are green tipped with rose red stigmas. entire flower is very symmetric, stature and flower are unique and will not be confused with other reds from P. peregrina lineage, flowers face upward, The Little Corporal is a short plant, sturdy stems, foliage is broad with points and is deep green, floriferous, easily produces seed, but no pollen, Of interest for hybridizing due to unusual pedigree. Little Corporal’s pod parent, Roselegance is extinct and is the product of (Salmon Dream x Lemon Chiffon). Crossed with Seidl seedling LSW6 (Laddie x Sparkling Windflower), a single red. Genetics for double flowers are contained within ‘The Little Corporal’ via Roselegance and this has been proven out in crosses at Solaris Farms. As a short front of the garden peony it is outstanding for color and plant form. Could easily be used in rock gardens. Little Corporal's seedling number was #RELSW 6, (Roselegance x (Laddie x Sparkling Windflower), Named for the stature of Napoleon Bonaparte, (Seidl/Bremer, 2013, USA).
Rock Garden PeoniesPeony Little Corporal 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 Little Corporal
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.
Regarding Peony growers "Peonyshop.com" Scholten-Keeman
Peony farm Peonyshop.com nowadays specifically concentrates at building exceptional, high high-quality peonies. This very specific aim wasn't always the scenario. This firm has an outstanding background starting off in the year 1875 along with Simon Scholten who also has been growing fresh vegetables for income.
In 2001 the particular company generated their very own modern marketing-name & logo "Peonyshop.com" and they began centering on developing exceptional peonies. Throughout the year 2002 the particular corporation opened their own on-line peonyshop with Peonies & Buxus. In the year 2003 Joshua Scholten began with multiplying peonies. Than in 2004 this organization started to market peonies of the Netherlands all over European countries, America and additionally Asia.
Right now our peony nursery is specialised in increasing and developing exceptional, high-quality peony roots which have been offered for sale and exported to around the globe. Additionally this firm additionally cut peonies largely supporting the Dutch peony flower market place.The main things we pride:
- The high quality of our own product
- The potential to foreign trade international
- All of our broad collection peonies like Little Corporal
- Our crame of high potential seedlings
About growing Little Corporal a peony
The fall is really the best moment for planting peonies. The peony plants tend to be unbelievably long-term-lived plants staying alive approximately 50 to 70 years, so right after you get them placed in the correct manner, a person will benefit from the plants for years. These plants like some sort of sun-drenched area with a well-drained soil. A good air flow circulation presented around the peonie is significant. These kinds of circumstances support these plants to prevent sickness issues. To make a planting hole for the purpose of a bareroot peony, dig the soil to some depth around 12-18inches. Utilize garden tools to release the edges of the particular planting hole at the same time. It truly is very essential that the "eyes, ", or growing nodes, situated near the bottom of the old stem, end up no greater than 2 inches beneath the soil surface.