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The Stunning and Colorful Butter Bowl Peony

  • Bi-Colored Pink and Yellow blooms
  • Sturdy and Enduring
  • Mid-Summer Blooms

This elegant and striking flower looks like a delicate piece of pottery with a perfect scoop of butter at its center. The Butter Bowl Peony (Paeonia 'Butter Bowl') glows a beauty that is both familiar and other-worldly. This Peony will give your garden a mid-season punch of interest with its unique, showy, and bi-colored flowers.

The Butter Bowl Peony embodies the colors of spring. Its blooms feature ravishing pink exterior guard petals and bright buttery yellow centers. The color of these flowers is amazing and the smooth guard petals and ruffled and tufted centers create a remarkable contrast in textures. To call these blossoms "showy" would be an understatement.

Not only do these Japanese-form peonies look breathtaking, but they smell wonderful, too. These fragrant blooms will entrance pollinators. Butterflies and hummingbirds love these flowers so much, you would have a hard time keeping them away if you wanted to!

The Butter Bowl Peony's stunning flowers sprout and bloom atop 30-inch stems that are sturdy and strong. Below these blooms, you will notice this peony grows deep green foliage. This glossy foliage remains attractive even after its blooms come and go.

While the Butter Bowl Peony's flowers appear fragile, this plant is anything but. This perennial is long-lived and tenacious. It will flower every summer year after year.

Plant your Butter Bowl Peony in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. If you live in hotter regions of the South, you may want to offer it a bit of shade. This deer-resistant peony prefers medium or low moisture soil, and it achieves its best blooms after being established for two to three years.

To really show off this plant for all it's worth, plant it as a well-drained and sunny mixed border or perennial border. It will also give your cottage garden some additional quaint beauty. This plant is guaranteed to turn heads and encourage smiles, so make sure you plant it in a highly visible spot.

This charming and showy flower makes a great addition to cut arrangements because it's not only gorgeous but the blooms will last for over a week!

This refined and mesmerizing flower is a must for your springtime garden. Don't skip the chance to brighten your neighbor's day with the cheery delight!

Information About Bare Root Peonies

Bare root Peonies are shipped as nice 3-5 eye bare root divisions. Their woody roots are not uniform, it is normal for each root to look slightly different.

Plant with the eyes just below surface level with the woody roots spread out underneath. Once buried, water and mulch thoroughly.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Butter Bowl Peony Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Paeonia 'Butter Bowl'
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Low to Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, Yellow
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes