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'Paeonia' Coral Sunset Peony General Care Info

General Care Instructions:

Spring: As the Coral Sunset Peony emerges in spring, ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Provide supplemental watering during dry spells, especially in the first few weeks after emergence. Monitor for signs of pests or diseases, such as aphids or powdery mildew, and take appropriate measures to address any issues promptly.
Summer: Throughout the summer months, continue to water the Coral Sunset Peony regularly, especially during periods of prolonged heat. Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage additional flowering and prevent the plant from expending energy on seed production.
Fall: As fall approaches, gradually reduce watering to allow the Coral Sunset Peony to naturally enter dormancy. Cease fertilization in late summer to avoid stimulating new growth that may be susceptible to frost damage. Remove any foliage that appears diseased or damaged, and clean up debris from around the base of the plant to minimize overwintering pests and diseases.
Winter: In winter, provide additional protection for the Coral Sunset Peony by applying a layer of mulch over the root zone to insulate the soil and protect the plant from freezing temperatures. Avoid heavy pruning or disturbing the plant during dormancy. Monitor for signs of frost heave, and gently press any displaced roots back into the soil to prevent damage.
Fun Fact: The Coral Sunset Peony is renowned for its stunning, large double blooms in shades of coral and peach, which add a splash of color to the garden in late spring to early summer. With proper care tailored to its specific needs, the Coral Sunset Peony can thrive and provide beauty to gardens and landscapes for many years.