Grow Picture Perfect Peonies in Your Garden This Spring!

Peonies (Paeonia sp.) feature lush and delicate petals but are extremely hardy, require little maintenance, and love the sun. As a perennial, they’ll come back every year to steal the show in your garden or as fresh-cut flowers in your home.

Peony Care

Peonies do their best when grown near the middle or back of borders or beds. These perennials need full sun to thrive. They also prefer rich, fertile soil that is well-draining. Their fragrance is a bonus too!

Types of Peonies

There are two main types of Peonies, herbaceous peonies and tree peonies. The more common herbaceous type dies back to the ground every fall and comes up again every spring. The tree type leaves a woody stem exposed during the winter months.

Hunters Garden Centre in Vancouver and Surrey carry many beautiful varieties to choose from with a rainbow of colour options. Come in today to see these beautiful plants in bloom!

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All perennials have a perpetual rootstock, meaning that the above-ground growth dies down in the fall and new growth comes from the root each spring. The root system or bulb (and sometimes the stem and foliage) therefore lasts through the winter.

This is different from an annual because annuals complete their life cycle in less than one year and the roots die in the winter.

Perennials are easy to grow, require little maintenance and are winter hardy once established. You can find a perennial for almost any situation as there are thousands to choose from that bloom at almost any time of the year.

Every garden should have at least a few perennials in it; many gardens almost exclusively contain perennials with little to no annuals. Perennials can be planted amongst evergreens and shrubs for colour in a foundation planting, in a rockery, or a perennial border.