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Peony ‘Mothers Best’


May - June
90cm x 75cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with the enchanting Peony ‘Mother Best,’ a fantastic garden performer we’ve chosen for its stunning beauty and sweetly scented, ruffled flowers. From late Spring to early Summer, this perennial showcases finely cut, dark green foliage and large, vivid pink blooms with highly ruffled inner petals. Ideal for a splash of colour and providing excellent cut flowers, ‘Mother Best’ makes the perfect gift!

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Celebrate Mother's Day with the massive showcase of eye-catching Peony 'Mother's Best,' a garden performer selected for its stunning beauty and sweetly scented, ruffled flowers. From late Spring to early Summer, this perennial graces the garden with finely cut, dark green foliage and large, vivid pink blooms, featuring highly ruffled inner petals that add an extra layer of interest into your garden. 'Mother's Best' is not just a plant; it's a living tribute to mothers, offering a burst of colour and a captivating fragrance that lingers in the air. As a fantastic gift choice, 'Mother's Best' Peony is not only visually striking but also provides excellent cut flowers, allowing your loved ones to bring the beauty of the garden indoors. This resilient and low-maintenance perennial is a thoughtful gesture that keeps on giving, symbolising the enduring love and appreciation for mothers. Standing at approximately 90cm, 'Mother's Best' is an impactful Peony, making it suitable for both garden beds and containers. Its exceptional resilience ensures that it thrives in various environments, and its large vibrant blooms create a stunning focal point in any space. Whether nestled among other perennials or showcased prominently, 'Mother's Best' Peony transforms the garden into a vibrant celebration of colours and scents. With its enduring beauty and symbolic significance, this Peony is the perfect choice to express love and gratitude on Mother's Day and beyond.

Planting Conditions

Ensuring a splendid display of Peony 'Mothers Best' 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 'Mothers Best' 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 'Mothers Best' Peonies will thrive, revealing their large captivating blooms and adding a touch of natural elegance to your garden.

General Care

Tending to Peony 'Mothers Best' 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 'Mothers Best' Peonies will be free to flourish, radiating long-lasting beauty in your garden while remaining healthy and vigorous.