Peony "Coral Sunset" refers to the species of hybrids, which affects not only the appearance of the plant, but also the features of its cultivation. It miraculously combines the requirements of grass and tree varieties, which makes the flower an easy task for novice gardeners. What you need to know to get the largest buds? How to give an opportunity to this peony to show all its beauty?
Peony "Coral Sunset": photos and features of the plant
Strong, dense stems, 80-90 cm high, on which large flowers (up to 15 cm) sit, made it possible for breeders to call this variety intermediate between tree-like and grassy. Petals in "Coral Sunset", as the name implies, have a peach-pink shade, with age they go to salmon, while at the edges they always have a more saturated color.
- Among the peonies of this range, "Coral Sunset" has the most pronounced aroma. In addition, the beginning of flowering dates back to June, which is considered an early date for pions in general.
- Growing a tree peony of this variety requires patience: it is endowed with an interesting feature - before the 3-year-olds of those buds that are depicted in the photo, do not wait. But on reaching the “adult” age, the bush will blossom with full force for several years if the right conditions are created for it.
- Peony "Coral Sunset" is grown both as a resident of flowerbeds (although it is attractive in single landings) and for cutting - it costs quite a long time in water.
- The plant is cold-resistant, it can survive even the Siberian winter if enough snow falls, but this is only for the roots - the stems most often freeze and die.
On the bush, the flowers of "Coral Sunset" do not sit thickly, but they are located above the green mass, as a result of which they immediately catch the eye. In the process of flowering, which lasts 5-6 weeks, the shade of the petals changes.
Grassy Peony: planting and care in the spring
Landing peony varieties "Coral Sunset" is carried out in April, in the open ground is transferred in June, when the earth warms up. Like other representatives of this genus, has a number of requirements on which its bloom depends.
- In the process of planting, it is important not only to find the right area, but also correctly plant the bushes. The distance between them should not be less than 1 m, and the planting pit itself is dug out to a depth of 50-60 cm. If the soil actively accumulates moisture or has an excess of clay, the depth of the pit increases by 20 cm, which will be occupied by gravel and drainage mixture.
- When planting, the root collar is positioned so that it is slightly below the edge of the hole or at the same level as it, but at the moment of trampling the earth around it, a mound of 4-5 cm is created around it. This mound is left loose, not compacted.
- The area on which the Coral Sunset will grow should have good protection from the wind: it can be either a lowland or a zone near the wall, but always with orientation on the sunny side - the shade does not like the peony and negatively affects the abundance of flowering.
- Spring care for a representative of this variety is the frequent loosening of the land around the root collar, as well as the removal of weeds. Feeding the pion is needed only at the beginning of summer, before opening the buds - liquid mineral fertilizers are recommended. At the end of flowering, you can fill the deficit of phosphorus.
- An important nuance in the cultivation of tree peony "Coral Sunset" is the formation of a bush: since until it is 3 years old, the plant continues to build up the root system, it cannot be allowed to go into flowering. To prevent this, professionals advise at the very beginning of the growing season to pinch off all tying buds. It is noteworthy that even if you leave a few buds in the 2nd year, having blossomed, they will look different than they should according to the description of the variety.
When the first frosts come, it is recommended to cut the stems to the ground, placing them around the root collar. The hole area at the end of autumn should be covered with fir branches or straw to protect the roots.