‘RHS Award Winning Nursery – Specialists in Paeonia. Primrose Hall Peonies has the widest selection of rare and unusual peony varieties for sale in the UK. A thriving British nursery growing herbaceous peonies, tree peonies as well as Itoh peonies on 5 acres in Bedfordshire. The Plant Heritage Society has awarded the nursery the National Collection for Itoh varieties, these are all currently growing in the field ready to flower in May. Regular exhibitors at the Chelsea Flower Show creating exciting displays with our collection of interesting blooms. Alec White, owner and nurseryman found his passion in peonies and gives regular talks and workshops as well as writing articles using his expert knowledge of these spectacular plants.’
Herbaceous peonies are a timeless classic perennial plant for the garden. Their flowers can be single, semi-double or fully double and many are beautifully scented. There is a range of colours from deep purple to pure white and they are definitely one of the most showy flowers in the garden with large blooms.
Intersectional peonies (or Itoh peonies) are unusual and relatively rare. They are a cross between a herbaceous peony and a tree peony. Some lightly fragranced, with large (dinner-plate) sized flowers in a diverse range of colours and flowers, from single to double. Intersectional peonies often flower for a slightly longer period than herbaceous peonies.
We now hold the National Plant Collection for Intersectional ‘Itoh’ Peonies!
They are incredibly rare, unusual and beautiful plants.
They flower for up to twice as long as a herbaceous peony!
Peonies are relatively low maintenance – requiring minimal care – and will thrive in any fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny aspect for decades. Peonies have impressive flowers (double, semi-double or single) and with a little planning, can provide flowers from May into July (peonies will flower in either early, mid or late flowering season). When you consider that a vast number of peonies are fragrant too, surely this must make peonies one of the best perennial plants for your garden?