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Candy Stripe

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

Specifications
☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 40-45"
🌸 Blooming Period: May
🌱 Bulb Size: 2/3 eyes
Planting Distance: 24-30"
Planting Depth: 1"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
Candy Stripe

About Candy Stripe

Candy Tripe will delight garden enthusiasts worldwide, this exquisite variety showcases nature's artistry at its finest. With its unique candy cane-like stripes and luxurious blooms, it will be the centerpiece of any floral display.

  • Mesmerizing candy cane stripes
  • Luxurious blooms
  • Captivating fragrance
  • High and tall stems

How to care for Candy Stripe

  • Select a well-drained location with partial to full sunlight to ensure optimal growth.
  • Dig a hole that is wide and deep enough to accommodate the bulb, ensuring the top of the bulb is positioned just below the soil surface.
  • Space multiple bulbs at least 2 feet apart to allow ample room for growth.
  • Water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not overly saturated.
  • Apply a layer of mulch around the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weed growth.
  • Provide support, such as stakes or cages, to prevent the heavy blooms from drooping or collapsing.
  • Remove spent flowers to promote further blooming and maintain the plant's vitality.
  • In colder climates, protect the bulb during winter by applying a layer of mulch or covering with a breathable fabric.

Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure optimal growth for your Candy Stripe Peony bulbs, follow these crucial steps. First, choose a well-draining location with full sun or partial shade. Peonies prefer a soil pH between 6.5 and 7.5, so perform a soil test and amend accordingly.

Plant the bulbs in the fall or early spring, about 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes or before the last frost. Dig a hole 12-18 inches deep and 12 inches wide, then mix in organic matter and a slow-release, balanced fertilizer. Place the bulb with its eyes facing upwards, ensuring that they are 1-2 inches below the soil surface.

Space multiple bulbs 3-4 feet apart. Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting and keep the soil consistently moist until the ground freezes. Mulch the area to maintain moisture levels and regulate soil temperature.

Candy Stripe Peony bulbs typically bloom in late spring to early summer, with the flowering period lasting approximately 7-10 days. Yes unfortunately the blooming period is that short. However, the precise timing can vary depending on factors like climate, weather conditions, and geographic location.

To extend the blooming period and enjoy their beautiful, large, and fragrant flowers for a longer time, consider planting different peony varieties that bloom at different times. Regularly deadheading spent blooms will help maintain the plant's health and appearance.

Candy Stripe Peonies are known to be deer resistant, as deer generally find the taste and texture of peony leaves unappealing. However, it is essential to note that no plant is entirely deer-proof. When food is scarce, deer may still be attracted to peonies and other less-preferred plants.

To further protect your peonies from deer, consider implementing additional deer-deterrent strategies, such as using repellents, installing fencing, or planting other deer-resistant plants around your peonies to discourage browsing.

To propagate Candy Stripe Peony bulbs, divide the established clumps in the fall when the plants are dormant. Carefully dig up the entire root system, taking care not to damage the eyes (the small, reddish buds on the roots).

Rinse off the soil and use a sharp, clean knife to divide the root clump into smaller sections, ensuring each division has at least 3-5 eyes. Replant the divisions immediately, following the same planting guidelines as when you initially planted the bulbs. Water thoroughly and apply a layer of mulch. Be patient, as it may take a couple of years for the new plants to become established and bloom.

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