Peony Red Spider
Very Early Hybrid, double red, good grower, short stems, this variety blooms a few days before Roselette, Imported from Russia (unknown, Russia).
Rock Garden PeoniesPeony Red Spider 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 Red Spider
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 nursery "Peonyshop.com" Lutjebroek, the Netherlands
Peony farm Peonyshop.com in these days solely focuses at unique, exceptional top quality peonies. It has not always been this way. This specific firm carries an outstanding background opening in 1875 with the help of Simon Scholten that also had been growing veggies and fruit for an income.
In 2001 this company made up their innovative advertising-title & logo "Peonyshop.com" and as a result they started centering on growing exceptional peonies. In 2002 this company launched their shop on the web", the: peonyshop together with Peonies & Buxus. During the year 2003 Joshua Scholten started out with breeding peonies. After that in year 2004 the particular business started to market peonies out of the Netherlands throughout European countries, America plus Asia.
Nowadays our own peony nursery is specialized in improving and multiplying exclusive, good quality peony roots which have been bought and exported to worldwide. Additionally we even reduce peonies predominantly serving the Dutch peony flower market.The particular things we pride:
- The superior quality of our own products
- The capability to export around the globe
- Our new wide-ranging assortment peonies like Red Spider
- Our crame of high full potential seedlings
Growing Red Spider peony plants
Fall is undoubtedly the best period if you think about growing a peony plant. Pretty much all peony plants tend to be extremely long-term-lived plants lasting nearly fifty to 70 years, so as soon as an individual get them placed rightly, an individual will definitely benefit from the peonies for a long time. Peonies have a preference for the sunlit area together with a well-drained soil. A good air movement available the peonie is important and vital. All of these circumstances assist peonies prevent disease issues. To prepare a planting hole for the purpose of a bareroot peony plant, dig the soil to the depth around 12-18inches. Make use of a garden fork to loosen the sides of the seeding hole at the same time. It can be extremely important and vital that the "eyes, ", or growth nodes, positioned nearby the bottom of the old stem, end up no more than Two inch beneath the ground surface area.