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    Festiva Maxima

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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Last week of September '24
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

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

    About Festiva Maxima

    Elevate your garden to new heights with the enchanting Peony Festiva Maxima. This elegant flower bulb is a timeless favorite among gardening enthusiasts and will add a touch of elegance to any landscape. Let the allure of its mesmerizing blooms captivate your senses and create an atmosphere of pure floral bliss.

    • Large, double white blooms with a pink streak
    • Classic beauty
    • Very nice fragrant
    • Very hardy

    How to care for Festiva Maxima

    • Choose a sunny spot in your garden, with well-drained soil.
    • Simply dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the plant. 
    • Place the plant in the hole and fill it with soil, making sure to firm it down around the roots. 
    • Water well and mulch to keep the soil moist.
    • Water regularly and fertilize in the spring with a balanced fertilizer. 
    • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage reblooming

    Frequently Asked Questions

    For optimal visual impact and a stunning display, it is recommended to plant Peony Festiva Maxima bulbs in groups of three to five. Planting them together in clusters creates a beautiful and lush focal point in your garden. By planting them in groups, you can enjoy their large, fragrant blooms in harmony. Ensure that each bulb is spaced at least 18-24 inches apart to allow sufficient room for growth and prevent overcrowding. Proper spacing encourages better airflow, reducing the risk of diseases and promoting healthier plants. Remember to choose a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil and provide adequate sunlight for the best results.

    Peony Festiva Maxima bulbs are known to multiply over time. As herbaceous perennials, they have the natural ability to reproduce and create new bulbs underground. After planting, the original bulb will develop additional "offsets" or "daughter bulbs" around it. These offsets will gradually grow and mature into individual plants, producing their own blooms in subsequent years. To encourage multiplication, it is essential to provide proper care, including regular watering, well-draining soil, and ample sunlight. Dividing the bulbs every 3 to 4 years can also help promote their multiplication. Simply dig up the clumps, separate the offsets, and replant them in different locations.

    Soaking Peony Festiva Maxima bulbs before planting is generally not necessary. These bulbs prefer well-draining soil, and excessive moisture can lead to rotting. However, if the bulbs appear dry or if you have difficulty planting them due to their condition, you may soak them briefly in room-temperature water for about 1-2 hours before planting. This rehydration process can help revive the bulbs and make them easier to handle. Remember not to soak the bulbs for too long or in warm water, as this might encourage mold or disease development.

    You can plant Peony Festiva Maxima bulbs in pots and containers, but there are some important considerations to ensure their success. Choose a large container, at least 18 inches in diameter and depth, to accommodate the bulb's root system and provide ample space for growth. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Fill the container with well-draining, nutrient-rich soil, and plant the bulb at the appropriate depth, typically 2 inches below the soil surface. Place the container in a location that receives full sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Regular watering is essential, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. During winter, protect the potted peonies from extreme cold by moving them to a sheltered area or insulating the container.

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