Peony Cora Louise - White Intersectional Peony | Perennial Bareroot Plant
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Peony Cora Louise - White Intersectional Peony | Perennial Bareroot Plant

If you are a connoisseur of fine flowers and like new and exciting plants, then Peony ‘Cora Louise’ is the plant for you. Its rarity of colour is highly sought after by collectors of peonies

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If you are a connoisseur of fine flowers and like new and exciting plants, then Peony ‘Cora Louise’ is the plant for you. Its rarity of colour is highly sought after by collectors of peonies and Itoh Peonies are quite unusual hybrids and are a type of intersectional peony, which is a cross between a woody-stemmed tree peony and an herbaceous peony.

Most of the plant dies back in autumn and the lower woody growth can be cut back during the winter too or left at a height of 4-6” to give a framework for the peony to grow the following season. This type of peony forms a midsized bush with lush green leaves that will look good from spring until autumn and once established will flower every year.

Peony ‘Cora Louise’ (Itoh) was bred by Japanese plant breeder Toichi Itoh, and has striking semi-double white flowers with dramatic magenta flares and a ring of yellow stamens in the centre.  It flowers from May-June reaching an eventual height of up to 65cms. 

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Please note the second picture is a 'general' bare root picture and all varieties will look different when they arrive. You will receive full planting instructions with delivery. 

Product Code:  PAOCOR-050318
Supplied as:  1 Bare Root
Trailing or Upright?  Upright
Height:  65cm
Position:  Full Sun
Flower Colour:  White Flowers with Lavender Flares
Plant Type:  Perennial
Flowering Period:  May - June

Peony specific advice

The main advice when planting bare root peonies is to not plant them too deeply. The crowns need to be just below the surface with the buds no more than 3cms below the soil. A sunny, well drained site is best to encourage the best flowers from your peony plants, but peonies will tolerate some partial shade too.

In spring, once the plant is growing, use a slow release fertiliser like Vitax Q4 spread around the base of the plant. This will feed your peony during its growing season. You can also mulch around the plant with well-rotted manure taking care not to let any manure touch the plant buds as this can cause them to burn.

Deadhead after flowering but leave the foliage intact until the leaves die back in autumn. The plant will remain dormant in the winter months and then regrow the following spring.

Peonies prefer to stay in the same spot but can be divided every 5 years or so if they outgrow their position.

General Advice

Bare root perennials will benefit from a soak in a bucket of cold water for an hour before planting, to ensure that the roots are fully hydrated. Dig a large enough hole to plant the whole root, without damaging it, and incorporate fresh compost with the soil to aid drainage.  Using a mychorrhizal plant powder sprinkled onto the roots will help to ensure that good root growth is achieved. The powder contains symbiotic fungi that will help the roots to draw in moisture and increase root spread.  This boosts the plants overall and they are quicker to establish and produce more healthy plants.

Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost/soil mixture.  The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level.  If you can see a tiny amount of shoot or greenery make sure this is just above ground level.  Firm gently in, ensuring there are no air pockets under or around the roots and water the area well.  This should be all the moisture they need until you can see the plants are actively growing. Once your plants are 15-20cms in height they can be fed using a multi-purpose feed.

Place a cane or label in the ground next to your bare root perennial just before you cover the roots over so that you know where and what you have planted.

*Do not plant bare perennials if the ground is waterlogged or frozen. If you need to plant when a very cold spell of weather is forecast, cover the area with cardboard or plastic sheeting to keep the worst of the cold out.

Alternatively, a successful way to start off your bare root perennials is to plant up each bare root plant into a pot using fresh compost. Ensure that the pot is large enough for the roots to spread evenly in the pot. Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost. The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level. Water in well and place a label into each pot. Leave until early spring or once the weather is more clement, when they can be planted into their final flowering positions in the garden border.

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For all orders under £40 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £3.95 per order.

Our bare root perennials are available for dispatch during week commencing 5th March 2018 and  12th March 2018. If you have also ordered plants for dispatch during week commencing 12th March, we will dispatch your bare roots with your plants during that week. If you have ordered bareroot plants only, we will dispatch your order via Royal Mail 48 or Parcelforce 48 during your selected dispatch week.

For more advice and information about bare root plants, please click on the advice tab above.

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