Bouquet Perfect
Bouquet Perfect
Peony 'Bouquet Perfect' photo courtesy of Suzanne Patry Whitehouse Nursery

Peony 'Bouquet Perfect has small, bright pink, anemone-type blooms. It is a compact plant with strong, straight stems that hold up well in the rain. It is a great choice as a cut flower for arrangements, with flowers exhibiting a slight fragrance. It blooms mid-late season.

  • Height: 60-65 cm (24-26 in)
  • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Bloom Colour: bright pink
  • Bloom Time: mid season
  • Flower Form: anemone
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Fragrance: slight fragrance

Growing and Maintenance Tips

A permanent, sunny or partly shaded site is ideal for Peonies as they resent disturbance. They need a minimum of six hours of full sun, but a location with afternoon shade and protection from strong winds will ensure that the blooms last longer. Peonies perform best in well-drained, evenly moist soil with a pH near neutral. They are heavy feeders and enjoy the addition of lots of compost at planting time as well as a regular top dressing of compost in the fall. A layer of mulch will keep the soil from drying out as well as helping to keep the foliage clean. Peonies are drought-tolerant once established.

When planting a Garden Peony, the depth is important. To ensure flowering, the eyes must be planted between 4 to 5 cms below ground level. Newly planted peonies often do not flower the first year because their energy initially goes into developing a deep, substantial root system. Once established, Peonies can live 50 years or more. If it is necessary to divide or move a peony it should  be done in the fall.