Peony Pretorian Guard

Peony 'Pretorian Guard' is an early red Peony Herbaceous Hybrid, deep red double flowers of size 5,5 inch / 14 cm, strong stems, healthy dark green foliage, strong grower, set seeds, has pollen, first bloomed in 2011, unregistered seedling, probably 2020, (Joshua Scholten, Peony Shop Holland, 2020, The Netherlands).

Name Derivation

Pretorian Guard

'Pretorian Guard' (Latin: cohortes praetoriae) was an elite unit of the Imperial Roman army whose members served as personal bodyguards and intelligence for the Roman emperors. During the era of the Roman Republic, the Praetorians served as a small escort force for high-ranking officials such as senators or provincial governors like procurators, and also serving as bodyguards for high ranking officers within the Roman legions. With the republic's transition into the Roman Empire, however, the first emperor, Augustus, founded the Guard as his personal security detail. Although they continued to serve in this capacity for roughly three centuries, the Guard became notable for its intrigue and interference in Roman politics, to the point of overthrowing emperors and proclaiming their successors. In the history of the 'Pretorian Guard' in 312, the Guard was disbanded by Constantine the Great. In ancient Rome, praetors were either civic or military leaders. The praetorianus were initially elite guards for military praetors, under the Republic. As the Republic ended, the first emperor, Augustus, set up an elite guard of praetorians to protect himself. The early Praetorian Guard differed greatly from that in later times, which came to be a vital force in the power politics of Rome. While Augustus understood the need to have a protector in the maelstrom of Rome, he was careful to uphold the Republican veneer of his regime. Thus, he allowed only nine cohorts to be formed, each originally consisting of 500 men. He then increased them to 1,000 men each, but allowed three units to be kept on duty at any given time in the capital. A small number of detached cavalry units (turmae) of 30 men each were also organized. While they patrolled inconspicuously in the palace and major buildings, the others were stationed in the towns surrounding Rome.

Bare root size: 3/5 eye
28 inch"
Weight: gram
Quantity per standard box:

Perennial Box Size (standard) = 24" x 16" x 9" or, 60cm x 40cm x 23cm

Sold Out! Available in years: 2022, 2023


Peony Pretorian Guard is an early red Paeonia Hybrid and is one of the many special red Peonies that we grow at Peony Nursery Peony Shop Holland

Regarding Peony growers "Peonyshop.com"

Peony Growers Peonyshop.com right now specifically concentrates on getting exceptional, outstanding prime quality peonies. This has not been always the situation. This specific company has an unique background with the starting point in the year 1875 together with Simon Scholten who was basically growing fresh vegetables for her income.

During the year 2001 this company put together their unique modern marketing and advertising-label & logo "Peonyshop.com" and after that they started focusing on improving unique peonies. In the year 2002 the particular firm launched their very own shop on the internet", the: peonyshop with Peonies & Buxus. During the year 2003 Joshua Scholten started off on with raising peonies. Than in year 2004 this institution began to export peonies originating from the Netherlands all-around European countries, America and also Asia.

Currently our peony nursery is specialized in growing and spreading exclusive, high quality peony roots that can be marketed and released globally. Furthermore we also cut peonies primarily supporting the Dutch peony flower market place.

The things we pride:
  • The superior quality of our products
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About growing Peony Seedlings

Fall is undoubtedly a suitable period of time regarding seeding peonies. Pretty much all peony plants are generally unbelievably long-lived plants staying around nearly fifty to a max of seventy years, so once you get the peonies placed in the right way, an individual will definitely get pleasure from the peonies for years and years. The plants like a shiny location having a well-drained dirt. A good air movement available the peonie can also be important. All of these settings help these plants to stay away from sickness issues. To arrange the seeding hole meant for a bareroot peony, dig the ground to some depth around 12-18inch. Make use of garden tools to release the edges of the growing hole as well. It is very pretty important that the particular "eyes, ", or growth, nodes, situated close to the bottom of the old stem, end up no more than Two inch under the ground surface area.