Sir Banks Jr., 1805
While I see many claims for the most fragrant peony, I would like to add this contender to the ring. I would argue Fragrans is just as beautifully scented as Madame de Verneville. Not a well known peony, nor usually offered for sale, but deserving of a home in your peony collection. It's bright magenta colour has a striking contrast when planted along side lady's mantle.
Height: 60-90 cm
Sidebuds: 1-2 per stem
Bloom Date: week 5
Our promise is to provide you with healthily grown root divisions, with 3-5 eyes, and true to name. We take great care in packaging your roots so they arrive in perfect planting condition. If for any reason, during shipping, your package is not to your satisfaction, please send a photo within 48 hours, and we will either replace your order or refund you.
Since planting conditions, and other variables are outside of our control, we cannot guarantee roots once they have been planted.
A Note on Observations
Observations of height, side buds, and staking are from Hudson, Quebec (zone 5a) grown in full sun, in a clay based soil. In different environments plants will perform slightly different. Instead of 1 to 2 side buds per stem, you may have none. If growing in slightly shadier environment, your peony may require staking. The observations are meant as a general guide, in how your peony should perform in optimal planting. In the case of fragrance, these are observations based on personal sniff tests in the field, we must bear in mind our olfactory senses are all different.