(tuber in pot with soil, not yet sprouting)
Aptly named for its surprising knack for changing colors right in the middle of its growing cycle. In a nutshell, you'll get two blooms in one with Joker Peony! This unusual variety is a real quick-change artist—it starts out with a deep pink hue, but as the blooms age they mature to snowy white with a delicate pink picotee trim. Joker delivers a plethora of very large flowers that are fully double and quite lush. They make sunny borders pop and cut-flowers bouquets a delight. It perennializes well, reappearing reliably year after year with increased vigor and beauty. An easy-to-grow peony variety, it's great for new gardeners or those without a lot of free time.
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Botanical Name : Paeonia 'Joker' Ship As : Bare Root Size : 2-3 EYE Suggested Uses: Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant Flower Color : Pink, White Flower Form : Very large, fully double flowers, up to 8" when fully open Foliage Type : Deeply incised and divided. Grey-green in color. Mature Spread : 28 inches Spacing: 30 inches Growing Tips Planting Instructions : Dig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 1" below ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes. Soil Moisture : Well-drained, deep, fertile soil Will Tolerate : Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil Pruning Instructions : Remove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long. Winter Care : None, except to mulch the first winter. Remove in early spring before growth starts. Planting Depth :Set crown with buds 1" below ground-level. Watering Requirements :Do not let the soil dry out. Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater Fertilization Requirements :Once or twice a year. Best in spring and summer. Peonies like fertile soil. Special Care :Not needed
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