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'Paeonia' Raspberry Sundae Peony General Care Info

General Care Instructions:

Spring: As the Raspberry Sundae 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 botrytis blight, and take appropriate measures to address any issues promptly. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases.

Summer: Throughout the summer months, continue to water the Raspberry Sundae Peony regularly, especially during periods of prolonged heat. Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage additional flowering and maintain the plant's appearance.
Fall: As fall approaches, gradually reduce watering to allow the Raspberry Sundae 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 Raspberry Sundae 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 Raspberry Sundae Peony is prized for its gorgeous, double blooms in shades of pink and white, reminiscent of a delicious ice cream sundae. With proper care tailored to its specific needs, the Raspberry Sundae Peony can thrive and provide beauty to gardens and landscapes for many years.