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Black Beauty

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🚚 Shipping Starts: 3rd week of March '24
📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 36-40"
🌸 Blooming Period: May - Jun
🌱 Bulb Size: 2/3 eyes
Planting Distance: 24-30"
Planting Depth: 1"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
Black Beauty

About Black Beauty

The Peony Black Beauty is a stunning and unique flower that is sure to add a touch of elegance to any garden. With its deep black-maroon petals and lush green foliage, this flower is sure to make a statement in any landscape.

  • Deep nearly black-maroon petals
  • Lush green foliage
  • Features very large, fragrant double flowers
  • Excellent cut flower
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Grows up to a height of 30-32 inches tall
  • Has approximately 7-inch flowers

How to care for Black Beauty

  • Plant in well-drained soil and in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. 
  • Make sure to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. 
  • Once established, the Peony Black Beauty is low maintenance and will come back year after year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Black Beauty Peonies are a stunning and sought-after variety, known for their deep maroon, almost black, double blooms. To grow these peonies, choose a sunny or partially shaded location with fertile, well-draining soil. Plant the peony tubers in the fall or early spring, about 2-3 inches deep and 3-4 feet apart, with the eyes facing upward.

Water the newly planted tubers thoroughly, and continue to water consistently during the growing season. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring and fall, but avoid applying it too close to the crown to prevent root burn. In the fall, cut back the foliage to ground level and dispose of it to reduce the risk of disease. Mulch the planting area for winter protection, especially in colder climates.

Black Beauty Peonies typically bloom in late spring to early summer, providing a dramatic burst of color in the garden. The blooming period for this variety can last for several weeks, depending on the local climate and growing conditions.

To extend the blooming season, consider planting peonies with different bloom times in the same area. Deadheading spent blooms can also help maintain the plant's overall appearance and encourage more vigorous growth in subsequent years.

Yes, Black Beauty Peonies can be grown in containers, making them suitable for gardeners with limited space or who want to add a striking focal point to their patio or balcony. Select a large container with drainage holes, and use a high-quality, well-draining potting mix.

Plant the peony tubers at the appropriate depth, and water thoroughly after planting. Container-grown peonies require more frequent watering than those planted in the ground, so monitor the soil moisture regularly. Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to package instructions, and provide adequate sunlight for optimal growth and blooming.

While no plant is entirely deer-proof, peonies, including the Black Beauty variety, are considered to be deer-resistant due to their strong fragrance and unpalatable foliage.

However, deer may still browse the plants in areas with high deer populations or limited food sources. Implement additional deer deterrent measures, such as fencing, repellents, or companion planting with other deer-resistant plants, to help protect your peonies.

Black Beauty Peonies can be propagated through division, which is best done in the fall when the plants are dormant. Carefully dig up the entire root system, and use a sharp, clean knife or garden spade to divide the tuber into sections. Each section should have at least 3-5 eyes (buds) and a healthy portion of roots.

Replant the divided sections in a prepared location with fertile, well-draining soil, following the same planting guidelines as for new tubers. Water the divisions thoroughly after planting, and provide appropriate care to ensure successful establishment and growth.

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