Paeonia cambessedesii
'Majorcan Peony'

Paeonia cambessedesii Majorcan PeonyPaeonia cambessedesii Majorcan Peony

It took 15 YEARSbefore we were able to offer this ultra-rareMediterranean Peony. We started with one fascinating plant grown from seed, and with much care and patience we are now able to offer seed-grown plants. We’ve made this effort not only because this endangered Peony is absolutely beautiful, long-lived and exquisitely scented – but also because it's not hard to grow at all since it requires no Winter chillunlike so many other commonly available Peonies…Temperate climate gardeners rejoice!Growing to a graceful 18” x 18”, ‘Majorcan Peony' unfurls its magenta buds in February and March, displaying stunning 4” soft pink-flushed deep-rose petals encircling prominent golden-yellow anthers. Take a sniff and you’ll be rewarded with a surprisingly delicious cinnamon-allspice scent. Highly ornamental magenta seedpods follow the faded blooms by Summer. Very handsome foliage too - metallic blue-green leaves present bright beet red undersides and new growth in Spring is a stunning wine red. Native to dry stony places in Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands - this treasure requires good drainage and we’ve found it thrives easily in a 3-5 gallon container with an annual Spring 1" top dress of compost. Not completely clear on hardiness, though there are reports of it growing happily in Zone 7. Personally, I would protect the dormant plants during Winter in zones colder than Zone 9 till I hear otherwise. (Do tell!) Deciduous.

Paeonia cambessedesii Majorcan PeonyPaeonia cambessedesii Majorcan Peony

-Annie

Sun/Pt. Shade (coast)

Pt. Sun/Brt. Shade
(inland)

Avg./Low water

Perennial
USDA zones (7?)-10