This past weekend while I attended the Northwest Flower and Garden show I was very good and only made one purchase. It was difficult to do because so many plants were calling out to me. While at the show I added hellebore 'Party Dress' and cobra lilies to my wish list.
I had been wanting a peony for the last couple of years, but just hadn't found one that really caught my attention or my budget. After looking through the many choices I found this one called 'Sorbet'. I love how there are layers of colors. They just look delicious to me!
I know the way a peony is planted is very important, so I followed the directions I was given carefully. I've only planted one other herbaceous peony before, and it has grown and bloomed beautifully. I decided to plant it near the roses and plan to plant something in front so there will be interest once it has finished blooming. This one had a huge root with about 4 eyes.
I'll also need to get a ring support since the rule with peonies seems to be that as soon as they bloom it will rain very hard and all your blooms will droop to the ground. I guess that probably can wait a year, but knowing me I better do it now so I don't forget before it's too late. I hope 'Sorbet' will be worth the wait.