Fast Growing and So Fragrant!
This peony grows quickly, with good branching and plenty of flowering stems. Expect it to reach about 32 inches high. It blooms in midseason, and the flowers last and last.
'Renato' was bred in 1949 by A. L. Murowska, and introduced 6 years later. Now, more than half a century on, it remains one of the very best. Add it to your garden for a living legacy that will be enjoyed for decades!
If you are new to the joy of Peonies, let us enumerate some of their merits! First, they are exceptionally carefree once established. One of the longest-lived perennials, a single plant can last for generations.
Second, their phenol content makes them unappetizing to insects, rabbits, and even deer.
Third, they offer 3 seasons of color: reddish spring foliage, bright late spring and early summer blooms; and bronze or purple fall tones.
Fourth, they are equally suited for garden or vase, offering old-fashioned charm plus armloads of blooms. Very long-lived after cutting, the flowers can even be used as everlastings.
Peonies are a nice garden "bridge" plant, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. Set in front of large shrubs or trees, they make a big splash of color without occupying a lot of space.
Traditional companions to Peonies are spring-and summer-flowering bulbs, blue- and white-flowered perennials, flowering shrubs such as Azaleas, and ornamental grasses. Zones 3-8.
|Zone||3 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Late Spring - Early Summer|
|PlantHeight||2 ft 8 in|
|PlantWidth||18 in - 24 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Heirloom, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|