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Description and characteristics of peony varieties Henry Bokstos, cultivation

Description and characteristics of peony varieties Henry Bokstos, cultivation


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Not a single summer cottage is complete without a fragrant, lushly blooming peony bush. Especially popular is the peony of the Henry Boxtos variety, which delights both gardeners and passers-by with surprisingly rich colors, the size of spreading buds, and a delicate, delicate smell.

Description and features

The flowers are a lush perennial plant with dense spreading roots and fleshy buds. The stem height usually ranges from 80 to 100 cm. The plant looks like a shrub with dissected foliage. The flower is on average about 20 cm in diameter, single, double, resembles a ball in shape. In structure, it has a central non-opening bud of petals, moving from small to larger ones.

By color peonies varieties Henry bockstoce there are:

  • white;
  • pink;
  • red.

Rarely, but yellow, cream shades come across.

Gardeners love peonies for the fact that they begin to bloom in early to mid-June, when the sun begins to bake. But their main advantage is drought tolerance, resistance to diseases, flowers perfectly withstand January frosts, and they get along without problems in any compositions and alone.

The plant loves to swim in the sun, but tolerates life in a small shade.

Breeding history

A mesmerizing variety of peonies has arrived from Canada. This handsome man, Henry Bokstos, is an interspecific hybrid and belongs to the group of versatile herbaceous varieties. In his homeland, the weather is the same as in Russia, with rains, frosts, the absence of a constant sun, therefore he is resistant to our cold weather and is able to withstand up to -40 C.

In addition, due to its structural features, the bush does not require a garter, its flowers are heavy, and therefore the stems bend in all directions, but they are so strong that they can withstand much more weight.

True, some gardeners prefer to play it safe and protect the young shoots of peonies.

Landing

Planting peonies follows a simple, familiar pattern and does not require much effort from the gardener.

Seat selection

They choose a good place for planting a peony, he will like a calm area with good sunlight. Planting Henry Bokstos near walls and high dense fences is not recommended.

Flowers will suffer from drops from roofs, from snow blockages, from dry walls and overheating. It is also not worth planting peonies next to tall, spreading trees, the bush will lack moisture and useful elements from the soil.

Timing

It is believed that it is best to plant peonies in August-September, after the bush has been dug up and divided, selecting high-quality roots. But usually the seedlings go on sale only by February. I absolutely don't want to wait for autumn, so peonies can be planted in spring, the main thing is to do it following the planting recommendations.

Of course, in order for the first flowers to appear by the summer, it is preferable to wait for autumn.

Soil requirements

In order for peonies to take root, they pay attention to the soil. They choose loose soil of moderate dryness, with good drainage properties. Peonies do not like a large amount of moisture, while they are not ready to exist in a shortage.

Landing scheme

To plant a seedling, dig a hole 90 x 90 x 90 cm a month before planting. Fertilize the soil with peat, humus and ash. If you fertilize the soil well during planting, then the necessary elements will be quite the next year, or even two. In order for the plant to take root and bloom, place a seedling no higher and no lower than 3-5 cm from ground level.

For the first year, gardeners recommend removing the buds so that the flower can gain strength and develop a strong root system.

Care

Caring for peonies consists in simple and familiar actions: weeding, loosening, watering, feeding.

Watering

The peony bush is watered infrequently, only as needed, to maintain average soil moisture. In the first few years of the life of flowers, they do not allow the earth to dry out, despite the fact that the plant can survive a drought, they do not risk it until Henry Bokstos takes root in a new place.

Loosening and weeding

Weeding of the area with peonies also occurs as needed. And loosening, being careful and careful not to snag the delicate root system. After loosening, mulching is carried out with dry grass.

Top dressing

The flower bush needs feeding in the first year. For these purposes, organic or mineral fertilizers are suitable. To provide the plant with many years of life, as soon as the buds are tied on it, it is necessary to feed the soil with phosphorus-potassium concentrate. It is recommended to repeat the procedure after flowering.

Pruning

Peonies are pruned in the fall, in preparation for winter. Start the procedure after lodging shoots. The plant is cut under a small stump.

You don't need to warm the flowers after the event, they feel great under a layer of snow.

Reproduction

Flowers do not have seeds, so Henry Bokstos, like other varieties of peonies, multiplies by dividing the bush into seedlings. The ideal time for this is August or September.

To carry out the division, a bush is dug out. This can be difficult, so at first the stems are cut by a third with pruning shears and dug out with a sharp shovel, being careful not to damage the roots.

Then the roots are washed in order to better see the buds, and they are divided with a hatchet into pieces of 12-20 cm.

Use cases

This attractive, vibrant plant looks great both in compositions and alone. Peonies feel great in a flower bed and get along in bright mixborders. Usually, the variety is preferred to be planted against the backdrop of a lush lawn or near a small gazebo, it looks very attractive.

An equally cute combination can rightfully be called a composition of peonies and conifers: the lush buds of Henry Bokstos look great next to thuja, juniper and dwarf pine.


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