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The Kansas Peony - Deep Colors and Magical Fragrance!

  • Bright Carmine-Red Flowers
  • Amazing Double Blooms
  • Oh So Fragrant!
  • Non-Fading Bold Color
  • Award-Winning Peony
  • Beautiful Glossy-Green Foliage
  • Pollinator Heaven
  • Arrangements & Bouquets
  • Extremely Strong Stems
  • Deer Avoid Peony
  • Cold Hardy

Definitely not just for Kansas anymore Toto!

The Kansas Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas'), drops onto the late-spring garden scene with those unmistakable, double, carmine-red flowers that just won't shrink or fade in the early summer sun!

Kansas Peony is a Gold Medal Winner from the American Peony Society so you know your in for a treat!

The double red blooms are borne on extremely strong stems, so Kansas will require little staking in the rain and storms. These stems also make Kansas Peony an exceptional cut flower! With regards to beauty and fragrance, Kansas is also a long-lasting cut flower for your bouquets! Just a few will perfume your dining table.

Peony flowers are sure to make a statement in the garden and in the vase arrangement alike!

Kansas blooms in mid to late spring and has very large, colorful blooms that stand out in the garden. And with these lovely blossoms come the droves of bees and butterflies! Deer often leave these lovely perennials alone.

The foliage of these herbaceous Peony grows in a lush, bushy mound, and Kansas really shines above the glossy, dark green leaves. Long after the flowers do at last give in to the summer sun, the foliage remains attractive throughout the summer and becomes the perfect backdrop and filler among your other summer blooms.

How to Use Kansas Peony In The Landscape

Peony has been a favorite among gardeners for many years! Peonies are one of the best cut flowers and are often used in the Midwest to decorate gravesites on Memorial Day. Plus one plant will be around for upwards of 50 years! If they're around for that long, you can be sure this is one strong, dependable plant!

Often thought of as a plant used on the farm or out in the country, Kansas brings a little bit of that country feeling to your garden! Although considered old-fashioned, Kansas Peony is anything but!

It is not uncommon to see Peonies planted along the driveway or lane in mass and long rows to best display their brilliance! Imagine a mass planting of these red beauties that won't put you to sleep!

Kansas Peony looks gorgeous when planted along a fence or popping up among your garden beds. Perfect as a bold burst of color to accent your mixed perennial beds, Kansas's deep-green foliage also serves as a lively backdrop for other smaller plants and perennials.

Great in low hedges, or interspersed magically among the perennial border, Kansas is anything but cowardly! Standing out boldly and on full display as an accent plant or magical specimen!

Be sure to plant these near your seating areas and patios so you can enjoy their dreamy scent! Don't forget your pollinator gardens either! The orderly growth and handsome foliage are perfect for both formal and informal plantings, urban spaces and cottage gardens alike!

No English border or cutting garden should be without the bold carmine, double flowers of Kansas Peony!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Caring for Kansas Peony is a breeze! These hardy perennial Peonies can handle dry to moist sites without fussing over soil type. Any site that has good drainage will make them happy as can be!

Kansas Peony needs full sun is best for large, well-formed flowers on strong stems. Those in the hotter summer climates should seek out these early bloomers and provide them with afternoon shade. Winter hardy from zones 3 through 8!

Peonies enjoy rich, well-draining soil. Water the new plant frequently to help it get off to a strong start. Avoid planting too deep and water new plants in well.

Deadhead after bloom is finished for a clean summer look, and leave the stems and foliage standing until the frost. Like all herbaceous perennials, Peony does die back to the ground when the cold arrives for the year. Cut off all stems at the ground and remove them from the area. This allows for a clean, neat winter appearance.

Peonies can be planted in both spring and fall. Bare root Peonies from Nature Hills 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.

There's no place like home when that home is filled with the magical red blooms of Kansas Peony! Start down the yellow-brick road towards a new Peony obsession, or add to your growing Peony collection with the brilliant Kansas Peony! Order yours from Nature Hills Nursery today!

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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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Kansas Peony Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes