Peony Little Erna
Peony Tenuifolia 'Little Erna' is a Very Early Pink double Tenuifolia Seedling TF-8, (P. Tenuifolia 'Plena' x P. Tenuifolia 'Rosea') F2 double bomb form pink, very beautifully double pink flowers with lush green cut foliage, very exclusive, first bloomed 2012, first propagated 2013, Named after originator's mother who was not the tallest person but the best mother one can imagine. (Hans Maschke, Germany, 2015).
Rock Garden PeoniesPeony Tenuifolia TF-8 Seedling 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 Tenuifolia
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 farm "Peonyshop.com"
Peony farm Scholten - Keeman right now only targets on unique, exceptional best quality peonies. It hasn't always been this way. This organization has an unique background starting off in 1875 with Simon Scholten who also was growing fruit and vegetables for income.
In the year 2001 this business organisation produced their unique new selling-label & logo design "Peonyshop.com" and they began centering on expanding exceptional peonies. In 2002 the particular corporation launched their very own on-line peonyshop together with Peonies & Buxus. Within 2003 Joshua Scholten started out with raising peonies. Than in 2004 this business organisation started to export peonies out of the Netherlands all-around Europe, Usa and Asia.
Right now our own peony nursery is specialized in increasing and multiplying unique, good quality peony roots that are sold and exported to worldwide. Additionally we additionally reduce peonies largely helping the Dutch peony flower industry.The things we pride:
- The high-quality of our own product
- The capacity to export across the globe
- Our new enormous assortment peonies like Tenuifolia TF-8 Seedling
- Our crame of substantial full potential seedlings
About growing Tenuifolia TF-8 Seedling peonies
Fall is without a question a suitable period if you ponder growing a peony plant. The peony plants tend to be incredibly long-lived plants sustaining approximately 50 up to 70 yrs, so soon after a person get them placed in a correct way, you is going to have fun with the plants for many years. Peonies have a preference for some sort of shiny area together with a well-drained soil. A good air movement available the the peony plant is also required. These particular environments help this type of plants to avoid sickness issues. To organize a planting hole for a bareroot peony plant, dig the dirt to some level of 12-18inch. Utilize garden tools to loosen the edges of the seeding hole as well. It is very really essential that the "eye", or growth nodes, located nearby the base of the old stem, end up no more than Two " under the ground area.