Rachel Peony with Impressively Large Red Blooms
- Massive Ruffled Red Double Flowers
- Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
- A Hybrid Variety Developed in the 1850s
You can't go wrong with a classic, and the Rachel Peony (Paeonia 'Rachel') proves why. This impressive peony erupts with petal upon petal upon petal of vivid red. Its sweet floral fragrance will remind you of the beauty of spring each time you walk past. And these vibrant and fragrant blooms will encourage hummingbirds and butterflies to visit your garden time and time, again.
Did you know that peonies can live for decades once established? In fact, some even live for more than fifty years! Which means under the right conditions, your Rachel Peony will provide you, your children, and your grandchildren beautiful blooms year after year!
This gorgeous peony hybrid variety was developed over a century and a half ago and has remained popular ever since. In fact, the Rachel Peony has really become a classic.
This prized variety comes to life with massive pinkish-red, layered blooms in late spring. These double flowers have wide, silky guard petals and joyous ruffles of interior petals.
The Rachel Peony also grows medium green foliage that creates the perfect backdrop for its blooms but also looks attractive out-of-bloom.
As a go-to for florists, this peony offers strong stems and long-lasting blossoms that look fresh for over a week after being snipped. They last even longer when refrigerated, and they add an unparalleled beauty to bouquets. If you're a fan of fragrant, huge cut flowers, plant the Rachel Peony in your cut garden.
To really show off the spectacle of this amazing peony, plant several in your perennial border with other color varieties. It will also thrive and dazzle once established in your mixed border or cottage garden. Plant a row in front of your hedge to add a blast of color to your yard.
Provide your Rachel Peony with a bright and sunny spot for best performance. It also does best with low to medium moisture, well-drained soil. Once established, this tenacious flower will be drought-tolerant. For the largest and most showy blooms, provide your Rachel Peony with a thin layer compost in the fall and plant it about 2 inches below the ground.
Invite some pollinators to your yard with a Rachel Peony. These winged guests will love the fragrant flower and you'll love that it's easy to care for and captivating to look at. Don't miss out on this vibrant classic, 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|
|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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Paeonia 'Rachel'|
|Mature Height||3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Low to Medium|