Can you imagine a shrub covered in giant, fluffy pom-poms of bright, gleaming scarlet? Brilliant red blooms lofted above deep green foliage on sturdy stems? Or these gently swaying in an afternoon breeze and emitting a sweet perfume to draw you in for a closer look?
This, and more, is what you will experience when you plant a Karl Rosenfield Peony in your garden this year. Karl Rosenfield is a traditional, old-world peony, reinvented as a new and improved hybrid! Still with the classic double bloom that many think of when envisioning a Peony shrub.
Karl Rosenfield Peony (Paeonia 'Karl Rosenfield') features stunning red, double flowers that are nearly 8 inches across! Each gorgeous bloom begins its display in mid-to-late spring and includes a subtle hint of yellow at its center for a touch of glowing splendor from within.
The color is certainly eye-catching! Old fashioned peony choices almost seem humdrum in comparison to the richly-saturated, ruby-red of Karl Rosenfield!
Cut a few for your dining room table and you'll enjoy their beauty and fragrance inside as well as out Each impressive blooming lasting over a week when cut when in bud. A bouquet will fragrance the entire room! Float a single large bloom in a bowl at your bedside, to perfume your dreams.
Your wildlife will just adore Karl Rosenfield, but to deer and rabbits, it holds very little interest, though we can't vouch your neighbors won't stop by to smell the heavenly blooms.
Karl Rosenfield's lush, dark-green foliage is a lively backdrop for other plants in the early summer garden even after the spring bloom has finished!
It's a hardy shrub that's easy to care for, virtually pest-free and maintenance-free.
The Karl Rosenfield is a herbaceous perennial shrub that has an upright nature with erect, strong stems to hold its spring bloom aloft. Like all Peony, it will benefit from support if your area tends to have strong amounts of summer rainfall.
Plant one of these as a focus and accent plant anywhere in your yard for a brilliant splash of spring color, or use several as a decorative border, beckoning visitors along your garden path.
Plant Peonies in long rows to highlight a fenceline, or in blocks to create an impressive center of attention. Karl Rosenfield looks amazing as a specimen plant or intermixed among other perennials in cutting gardens and perennial beds, both formal and informal alike!
No old-fashioned English border or cottage garden is complete without the flouncy blooms brightening the area each spring!
Don't forget to plant a few additional plants so you can bring armloads of these vibrant, fragrant blooms indoors to enjoy! Peonies have long been the top choice for florists and spring weddings!
Because of the mid-season bloom time, you can extend your spring display by planing Karl Rosenfield with other earlier and later blooming Peony for a longer display of blooms!
Pairing wonderfully with wildflowers, herbs, and perennials of all sorts! Peony also looks wondrous among the rose garden as it gears up for its own show, while the foliage shades your spent spring bulbs as they finish their displays for the year.
Growing Peonies is a breeze! Karl Rosenfield especially is adaptable to a wide variety of soil types however, Peony root systems will always need well-drained soil.
Performing best in full sun is best to really make the blooms and foliage shine!
Extremely cold tolerant, northern gardeners to cold hardiness zones of 4 and up will be delighted to know how tough this plant is! However, even warmer growing zones up to 8 will get to enjoy these luxurious blooms!
Karl Rosenfield does best without sun and nutrient competition, so avoid planting too close to larger shrubs and trees.
Forming a neat and lush clump that won't stray from where it is planted, there will be no need to divide these plants.
This long live herbaceous perennial is quite easy to care for. As the blooms fade, cut off the old flowers leaving the foliage in place to make food for next year. Then in fall after the frost kills off the foliage, cut all of the stems down to the ground and remove all of the debris to prevent overwintering fungus spores for next year to help keep your plants clean and healthy.
Very hardy and extremely long-lived, Peony shrubs have stood the test of time. These tough plants have been known to live for 50 years!
Our love for them hasn't waivered much either, considering these wonderful plants have been around for centuries!
Bare root Peonies are shipped as nice 3-5 eye bare root divisions. Their woody roots are not uniform, so it is normal for each to look slightly different.
Plant with the eyes just below the surface of the soil with the woody roots spread out underneath. Once buried, water and mulch thoroughly.
It's hard to beat a classic, tried-and-true variety like Karl Rosenfield or find a Peony with comparable color! We're sure you'll agree when you try one out in your yard this year. Perhaps you already have the Peony obsession and in that case, Karl Rosenfield is a must-have addition to your growing collection! Order yours from a grower that knows their Peonies and call Nature Hills Nursery today!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Paeonia 'Karl Rosenfield'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Double Red|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|