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Peony ‘Sorbet’


June - July
90cm x 90cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy
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Peony ‘Sorbet’ is a visual feast, offering a soft, textured allure with delicately coloured, fragrant light pink blooms. Each flower unfolds with cream-coloured frills, reminiscent of a delectable sorbet. This herbaceous perennial not only captivates the senses with its sweet fragrance but also introduces a palette of soft, pastel hues to your garden. ‘Sorbet’ stands as a tasteful and enduring addition that our team couldn’t resist including!

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Peony 'Sorbet' emerges as a delectable masterpiece, drawing inspiration from its namesake of a frozen delight. This herbaceous perennial is a visual treat, showcasing a softly textured, delicately coloured palette that mirrors the exquisite layers of a sorbet dessert. The blooms, in enchanting light pink, unfold with a graceful dance, adorned with cream-coloured frills that add a touch of sweetness to the garden. Much like savouring a refreshing sorbet on a warm day, 'Sorbet' Peony brings a cool, soothing presence to your garden. The dark green, divided foliage provides the perfect contrasting backdrop, creating a visual spectacle reminiscent of enjoying a delightful treat in a picturesque setting. Our decision to feature 'Sorbet' in our collection stems from its enduring nature, reliable performance and ability to captivate with every single unique bloom. The fully double, fragrant flowers remind us of a romantically indulgent dessert and they provide a visually textured eye-catching focal point in your beds, borders and containers. They are perfect for informal gardens, city and courtyard gardens, as well as cottage-style landscapes. Our team feel that 'Sorbet' not only captivates as a standalone beauty but also finds perfect plant partners in Hydrangeas, Delphiniums, Alliums, and Baptisia's. When strategically paired with these companions, the garden comes alive.  

Planting Conditions

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

General Care

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