Of all the perennial flowers you can grow peonies come high up the list in popularity and are certainly one of my favorites. With their large blooms and wide range of colors these flowers really are a must for every garden. But to enjoy peonies throughout the season you need to plant different varieties as is explained in this article which I found over on the Longfield Gardens website.

Peonies are one of America’s best-loved perennials. They’re also one of the easiest to grow! They can be planted almost anywhere, aren?t troubled by deer or insect pests, and will bloom for generations without a bit of attention.
Of course the best thing about peonies is their flowers, which are big (6 to 10? across), abundant (50 blossoms on a mature plant), come in gorgeous colors (shades of ivory, pink, rose and burgundy) and are wonderfully fragrant. Few flowers can rival the beauty of a big bouquet of peonies.
Depending where you live, peonies bloom in late spring or early summer. Climate and weather affect bloom time, but each variety also has its own genetic time clock, which determines whether it flowers early, mid or late in the peony season.
Watch the video below to learn a quick tip on how to cut peonies to ensure they will last for longer in a vase.

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