Peony Mandarin's Coat
Peony Mandarin's Coat (Paeonia Mandarin's Coat) is a Very Early Lactiflora, Japanese pink, deep rose pink, stamenoids are red with golden yellow topping, good substance, strong stems, small medium green crinkled leaves, Introduced by Allan Rogers, (Walter Marx 1978).
Rock Garden PeoniesPeony Mandarin's Coat 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 Mandarins Coat
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 peonynursery "Peonyshop.com" Scholten-Keeman Lutjebroek
Peony nursery Scholten - Keeman right now only concentrates at developing unique, outstanding good quality peonies. This particular focus was not always the case. This organization owns a rich history starting in the year 1875 along with Simon Scholten that also was basically growing vegetables and fruits for living.
During 2001 the corporation put together their distinctive modern marketing-name & logo "Peonyshop.com" and they began focusing on increasing exceptional peonies. Throughout the year 2002 this company opened their own online peonyshop with Peonies & Buxus. In 2003 Joshua Scholten began with breeding peonies. Than in 2004 this particular company started to export peonies of the Netherlands all around Europe, America and also Asia.
Nowadays our peony nursery is focused on expanding and multiplying special, good quality peony roots which have been offered for sale and exported to all over the world. Additionally this company additionally cut peonies primarily supporting the Dutch peony flower market place.The things we pride:
- The high-quality of our products
- Our potential to export worldwide
- Our substantial assortment peonies like Mandarin's Coat
- Our crame of high potential seedlings
Growing Mandarins Coat peonies
The fall season has been the right period of time regarding seeding a peony plant. These peony plants are incredibly long-lived plants staying alive nearly fifty to a max of 70 yrs, so as soon as you get the peonies planted rightly, you definitely will benefit from the peonies for years. These plants have a preference for some sort of sunlit place having a well-drained soil. A good air movement presented around the the peony plant is required. These kinds of settings allow peonies stay away from illness issues. To prepare the seeding hole for a bareroot peony plant, dig the ground to a level of 12-18inches. Work with garden tools to remove the edges of the seeding hole at the same time. It is always extremely significant that the "eyes, ", or growth nodes, located close to the bottom of the old stem, end up no more than 2 " under the dirt surface area.