Louis van Houtte
Louis van Houtte is a peony with sturdy flowers and sturdy stems. This very old French cultivar stands out for its healthy foliage and rather small purple-red flowers. The plant is insensitive to Botrytis and due to the sturdy flowers and stems, this peony variety is not only suitable for the garden, but also for cutting.
Early to mid season flowering - 75cm in height.
Paeonies (Peonies) are the true garden Aristocrats - these incredible plants are always strong in demand. Their GIANT, luscious blooms, and lovely foliage make them a real head turner in any garden. Paeonies thrive in frosty, cold areas, and are incredibly drought tolerant during the Summer months - in fact, it's recommended not to water these during the Summer! Paeonies do best in places situated South of Taupo, however with care (for instance dumping ice on their roots during the growth period) can be grown in the North.
Peonies: Pure Elegance!
Paeonies (Peonies) are surprisingly easy to grow given the correct growing conditions.
Being planted in the correct location and given a little attention, most Peonies will grow profusely in the same spot for many many years, and will become a focal point of your gardens.
They thrive in frosty cold areas, and require some cold to flower successfully. Ideally requiring at least 3 frosts a year. They are also incredibly drought tolerant through the summer.
For a full overview of how to plant Peonies visit our Gardeners Guide.