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Peony ‘Buckeye Belle’


June - July
90cm x 90cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy
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Peony ‘Buckeye Belle’ commands attention with its bold and vibrant appearance. The large, deep raspberry-pink blooms feature frilly, contrasting inner petals, creating a striking visual display in your garden. This herbaceous perennial stands out with its strong, resilient growth and visual impact. A showstopper in late Spring to early Summer, ‘Buckeye Belle’ adds an exquisite touch of elegance and colour to flower borders and beds. Our selection celebrates this Peony’s captivating performance and long-lasting charm.

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Peony 'Buckeye Belle' graces our curated collection as a powerful garden performer with hugely impactful blooms. This herbaceous perennial unfolds with a visual feast, presenting a rich and sumptuous colours. The enchanting deep red blooms unfurl with a graceful dance, adorned with luxurious frills that add a touch of decadence to your garden. 'Buckeye Belle' Peony brings an interesting focal point to your garden. The lush, dark green foliage serves as a perfect contrasting backdrop, creating a visual spectacle that transports you to a picturesque setting. Our decision to showcase 'Buckeye Belle' in our collection is rooted in its enduring nature, reliable performance, and the ability to captivate with each unique bloom. The fully double, fragrant flowers evoke a sense of decadence, creating a visually textured and eye-catching focal point in beds, borders, and containers. Ideal for informal gardens, city landscapes, or cottage-style settings, 'Buckeye Belle' not only stands out on its own but harmonises effortlessly with companions like Hydrangeas, Delphiniums, Alliums, and Baptisia's, ensuring your garden comes alive with an elevated design and interest.  

Planting Conditions

Ensuring a splendid display of Peony 'Buckeye Belle' involves thoughtful planting. Plant at the right depth, with peony eyes no more than 3cm below the surface to promote abundant flowering. Improve drainage in heavy soil by incorporating sand or grit during planting. Choose a sheltered spot to guard against strong winds, preventing the top-heavy blooms from swaying. Additionally, consider using a protective cage to support the stem when the large blooms are in full splendour, ensuring these captivating Peonies stand tall and elegant in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Caring for Peony 'Buckeye Belle' involves a mindful approach to watering and feeding. Choose a sunny or partially shaded location with free-draining soil. To enhance drainage in heavy soil, we advise incorporating sand or grit during planting. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells, providing gentle hydration without waterlogging as Peonies dislike wet roots. For feeding, apply a balanced fertiliser in early Spring to support robust growth and vibrant blooms. With this thoughtful care routine, your 'Buckeye Belle' Peonies will thrive, revealing their large captivating blooms and adding a touch of natural elegance to your garden.

General Care

Tending to Peony 'Buckeye Belle' involves a little attentive care. We suggest removing fading flowers promptly and, in Autumn, trim back the plant after the foliage has withered. Keep an eye out for potential challenges, such as leaf and bud eelworm, swift moth larvae in the soil, and be mindful of susceptibility to virus, honey fungus, Verticillium wilt, peony leaf blotch, and peony wilt. By addressing these considerations and removing issues swiftly, your 'Buckeye Belle' Peonies will be free to flourish, radiating long-lasting beauty in your garden while remaining healthy and vigorous.