Paeonia 'Coral Charm'

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Buy Paeonia 'Coral Charm' paeony / peony: Glorious summer goblets

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Opulent, coral-pink semi-double flowers top the slender stems of this herbaceous peony from early to mid summer. The large, showy flowers will create a fabulous feature in the border, and make spectacular additions to a vase. Absolutely superb, the flowers need to be seen to be believed!

  • Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.

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I love these

5

I planted two of these last year and they have both just flowered for the second time. Last year there were 2 flowers per plant, this year there are 5. They are stunning. Considering getting another one.

Honeybee

United Kingdom

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Good healthy plant

5

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this peony does. The plant has arrived with two long stems, each topped with a flower bud. Unfortunately one of the stems has broken at the base (presumably in transport) I have tried to salvage it but will have to wait and see!

JoJo

Dorset

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I'd have paid more for a bigger plant. Long wait for flowers

4

I may not live long enough to see the peony flower.

Mole

London

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Love the paeonia would buy again

5

Beautiful plant

Zozo

London

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Fingers crossed

5

I bought three peonies: Coral Charm, Adolphe Rousseau and Sarah Bernhard. Very nice foliage which lasted up to the first frost. Obviously they did not flower this year but maybe next year so fingers crossed :) I am really looking forward to this. I took care to plant them at the right depth in a sunny spot. Some leaves of the coral peony did get some rusty blemishes but I cut those and sprayed. They were fine afterwards. The other two peonies did fine on their own.

Anna

Ayrshire

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So pleased with this colour changing beauty

5

With several blooms open and showing the changing colours as the flowers mature the display was excellent. Flowering stems held up well although I did put a support round it as I do with my other peonies.

Carole

Stafford

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I would recommend this product

5

This Peony is beautiful, strong stems hold up the most gorgeous huge flower, which lasted very well. This flower in the first year of planting which I was really pleased with as well. I actually have a picture as my phone screen saver it's that good. I'll be order two more plants this year.

None

Malmesbury, Whiltshire

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Glorious Colour

4

Wonderful colour, still quite a new plant and as peonies take a while to fully establish cant tell how it will be in the next year or two. However, am pretty confident that it will be a star. The colour really is lovely

pippa M

Somerset

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87.5

I am planting this peony in a partial shady spot in a small garden. is there a vine i could plant through the peony to add leaves and flowers when the peony is sparse?

potato

Hello, I am not really sure what you have in mind, but I would advise against planting anything too vigorous as this will swamp the peony. You could however use any of the following evergreen groundcovers. Ajuga http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.ajuga/sort.0/ Liriope http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.liriope/sort.0/ Vinca http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.vinca/sort.0/

Helen

Growing plants for a wedding Dear Crocus, I am a very happy customer ..... I love your site, plants and service. I learnt about you first from Arabella Lennox-Boyd. But now I am writing for some advice please. My sister is getting married in Oxfordshire on the last weekend of May. I would love to grow the flowers for the wedding. I have a big garden with empty beds and a green house at my disposal. Could you give me some advice on types of cut flowers that would be in bloom at the end of May? Some pointers as a place to start my research and buying would be fantastic. Thank you very much, Best wishes, Kate

Kate Olivia Higginbottom

Thank you so much Helen - amazing! I'll send you photos of the finished results. Best wishes and thanks again, Kate

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Hello Kate, It will be a little hit and miss as a lot will depend on the weather, but the following plants should be in flower around that time. Choisya ternata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/choisya-ternata-/classid.825/ Osmanthus x burkwoodii http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/osmanthus-%C3%97-burkwoodii-/classid.4171/ Syringa http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.syringa/ Viburnum x carlcephalum http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/viburnum-%C3%97-carlcephalum-/classid.4460/ Convallaria majalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.convallaria/ Iris http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.iris/ Paeonia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.paeonia/ Euphorbia palustris http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/euphorbia-palustris-/classid.2794/ Aquilegia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.aquilegia/ Ceanothus Skylark http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/ceanothus-thyrsiflorus-skylark/classid.728/ and if we have a hot start to the summer a couple of roses or some of the earlier lavenders may have started too. I hope this gives you lots of ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

Kate Olivia Higginbottom

Planting Peonies Hi, I received my RHS garden magazine a few days ago and I am interested in the Peonies. I just have a question regarding Peonies - if I buy them now when is the best time to plant them? Regards Giovanna

Giovanna

Hello Giovanna, Ideally these should be planted as soon as you receive them into fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. I hope this helps. Helen

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Paeonias starting to look bit unwell- are they ok? Hi, I ordered some Paeonias in April.....of the four that I bought I am bit worried as to me thye don't look very healthy. Would you be able to give me some advise please? Are they Ok? Thanks and with kind regards

Maria Hagbro

Hello there, These plants are starting to die back now and this is a natural part of their life cycle. The leaves will continue to deteriorate in autumn and disappear altogether in winter, then in the Spring the plants will put on lots of new, lush growth. Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

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Help with leaf problem on my Paeonia please Hi, I bought a Paeonia lactiflora 'Adolphe Rousseau' and have potted it into a large container with (washed) gray slate covering the soil. For some reason the leaves are being eaten away at an alarming rate, with scarred, brown lines throughout. I have looked at the 'blight' disease but they look eaten rather than blotchy. Any Ideas, help please!? Yours, Will

W Bone

Hello Will, I'm afraid I have not been able to determine what has been 'at' your Paeonia from your description, but if you think it is being eaten, then I would spray it with a good, systemic insecticide such as Provado, which will kill off most predators. http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/tools/chemicals/pesticide/provado-ultimate-bug-killer-ready-to-use/classid.2000006039/ I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

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Can I divide my Peonies? Could you please tell me what to do with my Peonies, now that they've finished flowering. I would like to move and divide them if possible, as they have outgrown the space where they were first planted. Thank you Val

david gregory

Hello Val, Herbaceous Peonies, should be left until they have died back and then lift and divide them in the autumn or early spring. I hope this helps.Helen Plant Doctor

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How do I look after my Paeonies? I have two newly established Paeonies (2nd year - still no flowers) and the leaves have now turned brown. Am I meant to prune them? Is there any other advice regarding their general care?

Bets Ingram

Paeonies can take a few years to establish and produce flowers, so I would not be too despondent. As for general care instructions, it all depends on what type of paeony you have - a tree paeony or a herbaceous type. If your paeonies still have a woody stem at this time of year then they are more than likely tree paeonies. The herbaceous paeonies die right down, so any foliage now would have collapsed due to the frosts The later need very little care. Do not prune the plants at all, but remove the dead foliage in autumn to tidy them up. In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure. If you have a tree paeony, you will need to treat it a little differently, but you will still need to remove the dead leaves, making sure the remaining stem remains intact. Depending on the size of the plant you have bought, they can take up to to four years to start flowering after planting. Sometimes a newly planted tree peony will appear to make very little growth in its first season, but all its activity happens underground as its energies are going into producing a good root system. Providing the foliage looks reasonably healthy, there is nothing to worry about and this may just be a 'settling in' period. Occasionally the main stem may die back a little. This might be a little worrying, but wait until the following spring when vigorous growth should resume from the lower part of the stem or even from below soil level. Tree peonies are heavy feeders and they respond well to a generous, early autumn top dressing of blood, fish and bone, a slow release organic fertiliser. Its high potash content encourages flowers to develop. A light sprinkling of a general fertiliser such as Growmore can be applied in the spring if you wish. They also respond well to pruning. Ultimately you should aim for a broad, multi-stemmed shrub of up to 120-150cm in height, which will not need staking. Chinese and American types have a naturally branching habit and will need less regular pruning than the Japanese and French types. While the plant is still young, don't be tempted to prune, apart from removing dead wood during the first two years to help get the plant established. After this if your plant forms a good shape, no regular pruning is needed. However, if your plant has few stems and is poorly shaped, then prune hard in late winter or early spring, just as the growth buds are swelling. This may mean that you sacrifice some flowers in the coming year. If this is a big issue, you can also prune it directly after flowering but the regrowth will be slower.

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