Bowl of Cream Double Peony

The Bowl of Cream Peony, Paeonia 'Bowl of Cream', blooms in midseason with large, bowl-shaped blossoms of pure white that have hidden golden stamens. The flower width can be as large as 8" wide. The beautiful dark green foliage really makes the flowers stand out. Double. Developed by Klehm Nursery, Hybridized by Roy Klehm in 1963. APS Gold Medal winner 1981.

Large, fragrant, pure white double blooms are displayed on the erect stems of this clumping perennial. Excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or use in perennial or shrub borders. Choice cut flower. American Peony Society Gold Medal winner.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring. ◼ link: Monrovia

Peonies are herbaceous perennials arising from thickened tuberous roots. Largely invisible, hidden underground most of the year, they are quite spectacular when they emerge. They respond well to a yearly fertilization, and addition of bonemeal. It is best to leave them undisturbed, dividing them infrequently. Botyritus can be a problem during humid spells. Peonies are one of the longest living herbaceous perennials often found in older gardens, for once established they will survive neglect. One hundred year old peonies are not uncommon. ◼ link: backyardgardener

Mature Height 1.5 to 2 feet, Mature Spread 2 to 3 feet, Full sun, Fast grower to 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.

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