Paeonia anomala

ssp. veitchii

Veitch's Peony

  • Paeonia anomala ssp. veitchii

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist but not wet

Other: These make an underground root the first year, shoots appearing above ground in year two. Never discard the seed tray until the seedlings appear. 

Serving as a novel addition to your garden is the Paeonia anomala ssp. veitchii, commonly known as Veitch's Peony. This non-woody, herbaceous perennial peony distinguishes itself through its drooping, saucer-shaped flowers, bathing your garden in hues of white, pale pink, and deep pink. Sprouting in late spring or early summer, the flowers are complemented by a prominent display of lemon-yellow stamens. This versatile peony, measuring ½-1m high, grows from a thick, irregular taproot and slender side roots, offering a unique silhouette amidst the foliage overview. The deep green, divided leaves bear a paler underside, boldly highlighting the 2-4 fully developed flowers per stem that bloom in vibrant shades of pink to magenta-red or on rare occasions, almost white. Named after the pioneering plant hunting firm, James Veitch & Sons, this subspecies traces its roots back to the robust mountainous regions of China/Tibet. Famously resilient, Veitch’s Peony thrives exceptionally well in Alberta Zones 3-4. Turn your garden into an exotic paradise with our Veitch’s Peony—the perfect blend of rarity, beauty, and resilience.

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