Midseason Hybrid, semi-double, very glowing carmine-red, a glowing red tulip shaped flower, it belongs to the group of "Dwarf" peonies, (Saunders 1950).
Rock Garden PeoniesPeony Paladin is Dwarf Peony 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.
Professor A. P. Saunders HybridsPeony Paladin has been breed by Professor A.P. Saunders a chemistry Professor at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York during the early part of the 20th century, Professor Saunders is today considered the "Father" of the modern hybrid peony. He carried out extensive, scientifically based breeding programs with both herbaceous and Tree Peonies with the assistance of friends at the New York Botanical Garden. His Tree Peony work centered on the intercrossing of two species, the yellow flowered P. lutea and the orange-red P. delavayi with existing classical Japanese Moutan varieties. The resultant progeny produced a range of flower colors from lemon and golden yellow to ivory and pearl shades frequently blended and suffused with purple and pink, plus a few strawberry-red cultivars. In all cases, the flowers are displayed above attractive cut-leaf foliage. Eventually his daughter, Silvia took over her father's nursery, and after several decades Professor Saunders hybrids are still in great demand by gardeners worldwide.
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 Paladin
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" Lutjebroek, the Netherlands
Peony Growers Scholten - Keeman right now only centers on building unique, exceptional good quality peonies. This specific aim wasn't always the scenario. This organization carries a wealthy history getting started in the year 1875 along with Simon Scholten that was basically growing greens for income.
During the year 2001 the corporation made up their new-found advertising and marketing-name & logo "Peonyshop.com" and after that they started centering on growing unique peonies. Within 2002 this corporation launched their own world wide web peonyshop with Peonies & Buxus. During 2003 Joshua Scholten started with multiplying peonies. Than in 2004 the organization started to foreign trade peonies out of the Netherlands all over Europe, America and even Asia.
Nowadays our own peony nursery is specialised in improving and multiplying exclusive, high-quality peony roots which can be bought and released around the world. Furthermore we even cut peonies primarily helping the Dutch peony flower market.The main things we pride:
- The excellent quality of our own products
- The capability to export across the globe
- Our own wide-ranging range peonies like Paladin
- Our crame of high potential seedlings
About Paladin a peony
The fall is undoubtedly the perfect time if you weigh in mind seeding peonies. These peony plants tend to be exceptionally long-lived plants lasting up to fifty to a maximum of seventy yrs, so as soon as a person have them planted in the correct manner, an individual definitely will enjoy the peonies for a long time. These plants like some sort of sun-drenched spot together with a well-drained ground. A high quality air movement available the plant is significant. These kinds of circumstances assist peonies stay away from disease problems. To arrange a sowing hole for the purpose of a bareroot peony plant, dig the ground to some level of 12-18inch. Utilize garden tools to remove the edges of the particular planting hole at the same time. It is really especially important that the particular "eye", or growing nodes, located near the bottom of the old stem, end up no greater than 2 inch under the ground surface area.