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    Shirley Temple

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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: 36-40"
    🌸 Blooming Period: May
    🌱 Bulb Size: 2/3 eyes
    Planting Distance: 24-30"
    Planting Depth: 1"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
    Shirley Temple

    About Shirley Temple

    Introduce your garden to the beauty of Peony Shirley Temple! This stunning plant is known for its light pink-white, double blooms that are sure to make a statement in any garden.

    • Large, double blooms in a light pink-white color
    • Perfect for borders, cut flowers, and mass planting
    • Easy to grow and care for
    • Very hardy

    How to care for Shirley Temple

    • 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

    Planting Shirley Temple Peony bulbs requires some preparation to ensure the best possible growth. Start by choosing a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight daily and has well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5.

    In the fall or early spring, approximately 3-4 weeks before the first hard frost or 6 weeks before the frost has passed, plant the tubers with the eyes (growth points) facing upwards and approximately 2 inches below the soil surface.

    Space each tuber about 3-4 feet apart to provide enough room for their growth. Water the tubers thoroughly after planting and consistently during the growing season. To regulate soil temperature and retain moisture, add a layer of mulch over the planting area.

    Shirley Temple Peonies typically bloom during late spring and early summer, although exact timing may vary based on factors such as climate and growing conditions. The stunning double blooms showcase subtle hues of white and blush pink, coupled with a gentle, sweet fragrance.

    The blooms remain open for around 7-10 days. This is not a type. Unfortunately, peonies have a very short blooming period, but it is worth it. To promote additional flowering and maintain a neat appearance, regularly deadhead the spent blooms. This not only encourages new growth but also redirects energy towards the development of other buds.

    Shirley Temple Peonies are considered deer resistant because their foliage is not particularly palatable to deer. Although deer may occasionally sample peonies, they usually avoid these plants in favor of more appealing options.

    To further discourage deer from snacking on your peonies, consider planting companion plants that are known to deter deer. These may include fragrant or strongly flavored plants like garlic, lavender, or thyme. By incorporating such plants into your garden, you can create a less inviting environment for deer while maintaining a visually appealing landscape.

    Growing Shirley Temple Peonies in pots or containers is feasible with proper care and attention. Select a large container with a minimum depth of 18 inches to accommodate the peony tubers and their root system.

    Ensure the container has adequate drainage to prevent waterlogging. Fill the container with a high-quality, well-draining potting mix, and plant the tubers as you would in the ground. Water the peonies consistently and provide support structures, such as a peony hoop or cage, to prevent heavy blooms from drooping or snapping the stems.

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