Peony 'Riches and Fame'
Peony 'Riches and Fame'

Peony 'Riches and Fame'

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Colourful and vigorous producing lots of sumptuous, violet-pink double flowers that release a light, sweet scent. Va va voom!

Package contains 1  3/5 eye bare root. 

Plant Type: Herbaceous peony
Classification: Fully Double
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time: May/June
Zone: 4-8
Spacing: 24"-36"
Mature Size: 32" tall and 3' wide


If planted well, herbaceous peonies will happily send up new shoots each spring for decades.

When to plant:

Bare root peonies are best planted in the fall (prior to the first frost) and they'll have the best chance of blooming the following spring. Those planted in spring may not bloom for two years or more.

Where to plant:

Picking the right spot is essential for success. Established peony plants have deep roots that make transplanting difficult or even impossible. Peony plants need a location with:

  • Plenty of sunlight: Herbaceous and intersectional varieties need at least five to six hours of full sun per day, while single-flowering and anemone-flower forms benefit from some afternoon protection.
  • Good drainage: Peonies hate wet feet (roots standing in water) so slopes and raised beds are good locations.
  • Plenty of room: Most tree peonies grow to five by five feet in their 10th year.

You'll also want to make sure they are planted in an area where you can enjoy their gorgeous flowers.

Tip: Planting them far away from large trees and shrubs as they do not like to have root competition.

What type of soil is best for peonies?

Some gardeners have success growing them in their native soil, but most experts recommend amending with organic matter before planting. Proper soil preparation will make it so you don’t have to fertilize for the first few years. No matter what, ensure that they have well-drained soil, as they will not do well with soggy roots.

How deep to plant a peony:

  • Herbaceous: Position these with their “eyes” (next year’s buds) ½ inch (in warmer zones) to 2 inches (in cooler zones) below the soil surface.