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Peony Festiva Maxima

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Variety Information

Color : White
Color Description: A bright white with flecks of pink in the centre
Bloom Size: Large
Bloom Size Details: Double White
Lengths available: 40 to 70 cm
General Comments: - One of the best white varieties for cut flower production.

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • This very popular garden flower also makes a great cut flower.
  • Color is always stronger in bud stage and fades beautifully as the bloom opens.
  • Availability from the northern hemisphere ( North America, Holland, Europe)
  • April, May & June
  • Availability from the southern hemisphere ( Chile, New Zealand, South Africa)
  • October, November & December.
  • Peony types:
  • Single (low petal, stamen center)
  • Semi-Double (high petal, stamen center)
  • Double (high petal, low stamen)
  • Japanese (low petal, unique stamen)
  • Anemone (low petal, unique stamen)
  • Double Bomb (single row of large petals, cluster bomb of center petals, no stamen).
  • Semi Double, Double & Double Bomb varieties perform best as cut flowers.
  • Usually softly scented.
  • Peonies will arrive in tight bud stage but always open very well.
  • They dry-store exceptionally well
  • Care and Handling:
  • Peonies should be hydrated out of the cooler in water with the proper amount of floral preservative.
  • The fleshy stems of Peonies can quickly cloud the water and so the water should be changed frequently.
  • Peonies dry store exceptionally well in a cooler and will still drink and open gloriously!
  • In ideal conditions, dry-stored Peonies can be hydrated up to 3 weeks later!
  • The blooms open quickly, and will only last a few days once hydrated, therefore don't hydrate peonies until you need them
  • Try selling buds to clients, watching the blooms open is a unique floral experience (and it gives them a longer vase life). 

Grading Information

  • Should be graded by stem length and bunched by 10 stems.
  • Florist quality Peonies should be a minimum of 50 cms tall.
  • In New Zealand Peonies are also graded by mm bloom diameter measured on the tight buds.

Grower and Breeder Information

  • Should be shipped with blooms showing colour but not open.
  • Careful packing is required to avoid shifting and shipping damage.
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