Festiva Maxima Peony
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Have a Party with the Festiva Maxima Peony

  • Large White With Speckled Red Double Flowers
  • Butterflies Love Them
  • Two Looks in One Season!

The Festiva Maxima Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima') is always dressed and ready for the festivities. This ruffled wonder has been a gardener favorite for over a century! It's earned its reputation as an elegant and ravishing flower with its dramatic appearance and show-worthy unveiling as it slowly opens petal by petal.

You'll have to decide what your favorite stage is of these brilliant flower's blooming ritual. It serves two looks in one season. It begins its reveal as a silky white bud that slowly unfurls to a ruffled white and magenta specked blossom. When in full bloom, the Festiva Maxima Peony looks like its dressed in a high-end designer gown fit for flamenco dancing all night long.

The Festiva Maxima Peony's blooms look luminous against its dark green foliage. These large showy blooms grow tall on their strong stems that won't droop under the weight of these voluminous flowers. In fact, this peony's stems are one reason florists love this plant for flower cuttings. These flowers last quite sometime when arranged into a bouquet or table display. They'll look fresh for a week or more.

Festiva Maxima Peony will charm your neighbors and the local pollinators as their large blooms are absolutely irresistible to butterflies!

If you want handsome foliage, the Festiva Maxima Peony offers that, too. This perennial has strong green foliage that is glossy and attractive.

Even though these flowers look like they require extensive fuss and muss, they're actually very easy to grow! Festiva Maxima Peonies like a lot of sun and well-drained low or medium moisture soil. They last through the winter well and rabbits and deer leave them alone.

Plant the Festiva Maxima Peony in your cut garden, or they make the perfect showy addition to a cottage garden. Add a row to your well-drained sunny border or perennial border. These glowing beauties look even more stunning when paired with other peonies or mixed shrubs.

Add these snowy globes of beauty to your garden. These amazing flowers are bright and elegant, adding a touch of mystique and festivity to your garden. Don't miss out on the Festiva Maxima Peony. Order yours today!

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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Festiva Maxima Peony Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Botanical Name Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima'
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Low - Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White, Red
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes