February 4, 2023
Paeonia broteri 'Buckeye Belle' © onlineflowergarden.com

Paeonia broteri 'Buckeye Belle'

Paeonia broteri ‘Buckeye Belle’ is a bushy, herbaceous perennial. It is clump-forming. It is also known as Paeonia lactiflora ‘Buckeye Belle’, Paeonia ‘Buckeye Belle’, or Peony ‘Buckeye Belle’. This beautiful red peony is part of the Paeonicaceae family of plants. It has deeply-cut leaves that start as reddish and turn dark green.

Paeonia broteri ‘Buckeye Belle’ flowers are semi-double. It flowers in late spring and summer. The flowers are deep red with contrasting yellow stamens. It flowers for almost 10 days in spring. It also lasts a week as a cut flower. Deadhead the flowers as leaves remain beautiful for a long season. You can cut down the leaves after they down. Paeonia broteri ‘Buckeye Belle’ grows to about 24in. or 60cm.

Paeonia broteri 'Buckeye Belle'
Paeonia broteri ‘Buckeye Belle’

Plant Paeonia broteri ‘Buckeye Belle’ in the sun or partial shade, in humus-rich, fertile, moist soil that is also well-drained. It might require some sort of staking or support. The best time to plant Paeonia broteri ‘Buckeye Belle’ is early autumn so they can establish themselves by flower season,

Propagate by division in autumn or early in spring, of course, you don’t need to divide or disturb them as Peonies can live a very long time 50 years or more. Watch out for eelworm, moth larvae, honey fungus, or peony wilt. It is Deer-resistant and rabbit-resistant.

Paeonia broteri 'Buckeye Belle'
Paeonia broteri ‘Buckeye Belle’ at Kew Garden

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