Viking Chief Peony
Strength and Beauty: The Viking Chief Peony
- Large Magenta Semi-Double Flowers
- Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
This Viking Chief is not storming villages anytime soon. It doesn't wear a horned helmet or have a beard, either. The Viking Chief Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Viking Chief') seems to be more of a lover than a fighter. With its brilliant magenta petals and fluffy yellow stamen, this flower will win your heart over. What the Viking Chief Peony does have is the strength and resilience you'd expect from a chief and warrior, though.
This tenacious perennial will come back and flower year after year and reliably produce stunning flowers in late spring. While it begins producing its showiest and fragrant blooms after it's been established, you can expect it to perform like a champion. It produces large, vivacious, semi-double dark pink blooms that pop with a golden yellow center.
The semi-double blooms begin as tight, silky buds, but as the guard petals open, you'll find this Viking Chief a ruffled softy on the inside.
The Viking Chief Peony features a sturdy, stiff stem that doesn't falter when it comes to keeps its blooms upright. This makes these flowers perfect for cut flower arrangements.
This attractive plant has a glossy green mound of foliage that looks full and verdant in or out of bloom.
When you plant your Viking Chief Peony garden, pollinators will pillage your peonies! These vibrant blooms smell lovely and taste great to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Use the Viking Chief Peony in your perennial border or mixed border. Keep it close to your walkway to be able to admire the pollinators that stop by. If you want a blast of pink in your cottage garden, this is an ideal choice. Pair it with mid-season and late-season bloomers to keep your garden bright and colorful from spring into summer.
To keep your Viking Chief Peony happy, bathe it in full sun and plant it in well-drained medium moisture soil.
Embrace fuchsia this year and add a few Viking Chief Peonies to your garden. This vibrant and striking plant will be the talk of the neighborhood when it reveals its soft and frilly center. 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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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 lactiflora 'Viking Chief'|
|Mature Height||36 inches|
|Mature Spread||30 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Dark Pink, Yellow|