Our Favorite Types of Peonies

Carl Van Staalduinen's family have been growing and selling flowers on their North Carolina farm for a while now. Over the past few decades, he’s mastered the specific and slow art of cultivating peony buds, which require long, cold winters. Now, in addition to cut flowers, The Terra Ceia Farms sells and ships whole peony plants for people to grow at home. If you buy older plants from The Terra Ceia Farms, by year two, they’ll look like they’ve been there for a decade. Here are Van Staalduinen’s top nine selections for growing in the South.


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