Bestselling Peony Collection

These are the peonies that everyone loves to have in their garden and are our bestsellers year after year. Perfection. More
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These are the peonies that everyone loves to have in their garden and are our bestsellers year after year. Perfection.

This collection contains 1 or 2 bare roots each of:

Our peonies are:

  • 2 year old bare root plants
  • sent out with full planting instructions
  • excellent long-lasting cut flowers
  • won't flower in the first year, but gradually build up flower production every year after that
Common Name Peony
Border Position Border (Middle)
Bulb Size 2/3
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant crowns just below the surface with resting buds no more than 3cm below the soil. You'll want clumps of 3 to 4 to give you enough for cutting.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Ideally, plant bare-root peonies while the soil is still warm in the autumn, or as it warms up in the spring. Container-grown plants can be planted at any time. Peonies prefer heavier soils (but not waterlogged), in a sunny or lightly shaded position. Mix plenty of organic matter into the planting hole and add grit on very heavy soils. Don’t plant too deep. The eyes of the peony roots should be no more than 3-5cm below the soil surface. Any deeper and they may not flower well. For the same reason, avoid mulching as this will gradually bury the crown. Herbaceous peonies are fine in a pot for a few years but their large root system will ultimately outgrow it. Shield from sun and use a soil-based compost with extra grit and lime.
Care Tips In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost, avoid burying crown. Dead-head after flowering. Will not flower in its first year. Divide large plants in autumn, remove sections of the crown with at least three dormant growth buds each and roots attached. You may need to stake. Only take 1 or 2 stems from a plant for cutting. For a full guide to growing peonies see our advice pages.
Flowering May - June/July
Vase Life They must be put in water straight away after picking. Pick in bud or full flower. They may last 2 weeks if water is kept clean.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Bestselling Peony Collection reviews

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Reviewed 23rd December 2020 by Helen

Looks fantastic, can’t wait to see them flower

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Mary

Prompt efficient service, plants are all good.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Helen

First year so did not expect blooms- I am sure will bloom next year as leaves have grown well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Darren

None of them have flowered

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

Rather weedy specimens and one in very poor way

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ella

The first peonies I bought and planted in a raised bed never appeared. One planted in a pot last year had one flower this year. I planted these in pots to see if they would survive. They are alive and leafy, though still small. No idea which year they are likely to flower.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ed Nixon

Roots looked a little the worse for wear on arrival but tlc has produced healthy robust plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cheryl

Simply Excellent, all plants in great condition on arrival and now planted in garden and growing well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jan

Growing ok waiting till next year for results

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Brown

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jules

Poor quality and did not grow well. Two died within weeks of receipt.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"We are sorry to hear that you had problems with your Peonies. Please be assured that our dedicated Customer Service Team is always on hand to assist should you have any problems with your plants. In line with our plant guarantee, we have issued you with a full refund for the plants."

Posted 15th November 2018