Monsieur Jules Elie Peony

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Peony 'Monsieur Jules Elie'
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The Monsieur Jules Elie Peony bring a glorious flower show around late May! The fragrant flowers are light, rose pink with a silver sheen. Peony flowers are one of the most beautiful flowers for your sunny garden. Each of these fragrant flowers will be 4-6" wide and a mass of light pink petals. Prefers full sun and very well composted soil. This makes a great border plant. Be sure to plant crowns just under the soil and water in well. Organic mulch helps the plants re-establish faster. Mature growth is around 30" tall and wide.

Planting & Care for Peony

Preparation

  • Plant crowns just under the soil and water in well.
  • Organic mulch helps the plants re-establish faster.
  • Mature growth is around 32" tall and wide.
  • Beautiful to look at and fragrant, too, peonies are among the aristocrats of the plant world.
  • They need full sunlight or semi-shade. With protection from strong winds.
  • Soil must be well-drained, but heavily enriched with manure or compost. Dig it over deeply to allow the free spread of roots.
  • Peonies may flower poorly, if at all, in the year after planting, but this should improve year by year. Generally speaking, peonies are best left undisturbed.
  • Peonies make fine sentinels lining walkways and a lovely low hedge. After its stunning bloom, the peony’s bushy clump of handsome glossy green leaves lasts all summer, and then turns purplish or gold in the fall, as stately and dignified as any shrub.
  • In mixed borders, peonies bloom with columbines, baptisias, and veronicas, and combine well with irises and roses.

Opening Plant Material

  • Containers - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, then remove. You’re now ready to plant.
  • Scroll down to an orange rectangular box and click on “Handling & Plant Guidelines” for illustration on planting each of these types.

Planting containers

  • Plant in March, May – November.
  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.

Pruning - After Planting

  • Containers - Although it is not essential for containers to be pruned after planting, a light pruning for shape, to remove any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant will help in the transplanting process and in the appearance of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • After flowering, remove spent flower stems, but allow the foliage to die down naturally before trimming it back. Some varieties produce lovely fall color.  

Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

Go to our "Plant Features & Video Tab" for more information & tips on caring and maintaining this plant.

Handling & Planting Guidelines

Special Features & Videos for Peony

Special Plant Features & Tips

  • The Monsieur Jules Elie Peony bring a glorious flower show around late May!
  • The fragrant flowers are light, rose pink with a silver sheen.
  • Peony flowers are one of the most beautiful flowers for your sunny garden.
  • Each of these fragrant flowers will be 4-6" wide and a mass of light pink petals.
  • Be sure to plant crowns just under the soil and water in well.
  • Organic mulch helps the plants re-establish faster.
  • Mature growth is around 30" tall and wide.
  • Beautiful to look at and fragrant, too, peonies are among the aristocrats of the plant world.
  • Peonies were prized by the Chinese for many hundreds of years, and by the early 18th century they had developed the garden peonies from which the forms of Paeonia lactiflora (often referred to as Chinese peonies) are generally descended.
  • Peonies were first introduced into Europe at the end of the 18th century.
  • Flowers may be single or double and come in early shade of pink, red, purple, white and cream. Many with a light delicious perfume.
  • Among the categories of flowers recognized are: small 2-4” across; medium 4-6” across, large 6-8” across and very large are over 8” across.
  • They need full sunlight or semi-shade. With protection from strong winds.
  • Soil must be well-drained, but heavily enriched with manure or compost. Dig it over deeply to allow the free spread of roots.
  • Cut flowers for indoors use when the blooms are opening. Peonies are excellent cut flowers, which will last longer if kept in a cool part of the home and given frequent water changes.
  • After flowering, remove spent flower stems, but allow the foliage to die down naturally before trimming it back. Some varieties produce lovely fall color.
  • Peonies may flower poorly, if at all, in the year after planting, but this should improve year by year. Generally speaking, peonies are best left undisturbed.
  • Peonies make fine sentinels lining walkways and a lovely low hedge. After its stunning bloom, the peony’s bushy clump of handsome glossy green leaves lasts all summer, and then turns purplish or gold in the fall, as stately and dignified as any shrub.
  • In mixed borders, peonies bloom with columbines, baptisias, and veronicas, and combine well with irises and roses.
  • Bes to plant peonies in fall so their roots can establish before spring. 

How to plant containers

Popular Sizes
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Container  10 8" 10" FedEx
#3 Container/Grow Bag 25 10" 15" FedEx
2' - 5' Bare Root 5 - 35 5 - 15" 2 - 5' FedEx
Containers/Grow Bags
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Container  10 8" 10" FedEx
#2 Container 15 12" 12" FedEx
#3 Container/Grow Bag 25 10" 15" FedEx
#5 Container/Grow Bag 40 14" 10" McKay Delivery*
#7 Container/Grow Bag 35 - 50 14 - 16" 1 - 2' McKay Delivery*
#10 Container/Grow Bag 55 - 70 18" 1 - 3' McKay Delivery*
#15 Container/Grow Bag 65 - 80 22" 2 - 3' McKay Delivery*
#20 Container/Grow Bag 100 - 160 24" 7 McKay Delivery*
#25 Container/Grow Bag 130 - 200 24 - 30" 8' McKay Delivery*
Bare Root
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
#1 Bare Root 5 5 - 8" (no soil on roots) 5 - 10" FedEx
12" Bare Root 5 - 10 5" (no soil on roots) 10 - 12" FedEx
15" Bare Root 8 - 10 10 - 12" (no soil on roots) 12 - 15" FedEx
18" Bare Root 10 - 15 10 - 15" (no soil on roots) 15 - 18" FedEx
2' Bare Root 15 12" (no soil on roots) 2' FedEx
3' Bare Root 20 15" (no soil on roots) 3' FedEx
4' Bare Root 25 18" (no soil on roots) 4' FedEx
5' Bare Root 30 20" (no soil on roots) 5' FedEx
6' Bare Root 35 22" (no soil on roots) 6' McKay Delivery*
8' Bare Root 40 22 - 24" (no soil on roots) 8' McKay Delivery*
9' Bare Root 45 24 - 30" (no soil on roots) 9' McKay Delivery*
1 3/4" caliper Bare Root 50 30" (no soil on roots) 5 - 6' McKay Delivery*
1 1/4" caliper Bare Root 55 32" (no soil on roots) 8 - 11' McKay Delivery*
1 1/2" caliper Bare Root 60 32" (no soil on roots) 10 - 12' McKay Delivery*
2 1/2" caliper Bare Root 65 32 - 35" (no soil on roots) 10 - 16' McKay Delivery*
Balled & Burlap (B&B)
ItemApprox. Weight (lbs.)Approx. Base DiameterApprox. HeightShipping Method
2' tall B&B 50 12 - 16" 2'  McKay Delivery*
3' tall B&B 60 - 250 22 - 24" 4' McKay Delivery*
4' tall B&B 250 22 - 24"  5' McKay Delivery*
5' tall B&B 325 16 - 24" 5' McKay Delivery*
6' tall B&B 150 - 325 24 - 30"  6' McKay Delivery*
7' tall B&B 500 - 700 30"  7' McKay Delivery*
8' tall B&B 600 - 700 30 - 32" 8' McKay Delivery*
9' tall B&B 700 30 - 35" 9' McKay Delivery*
1 1/4" caliper B&B 250 - 700 22" - 28" 8 - 11' McKay Delivery*
1 1/2" caliper B&B 350 - 600 24" - 30"  10 - 12' McKay Delivery*
2" caliper B&B 600 - 700 28" - 32"  10 - 14' McKay Delivery*
2 1/2" caliper B&B 700 - 1,000 30" - 36" 10 - 16' McKay Delivery*
3" caliper B&B 850 - 1,200 34" - 38" 12 - 18' McKay Delivery*
3 1/2" caliper B&B 1,000 - 1,200 36"  3' McKay Delivery*

*McKay Delivery - This shipping method can only be used when your delivery address is within 60 miles of Waterloo, Wisconsin. McKay will hand delivery your nursery stock. We can delivey any size, but typically this shipping method is used for oversize items that FedEx cannot ship.

Growing Zones: 3-8

Bloom Time: May - July
Color: Green, Pink
Plant Size: 30" tall x 30" wide
Flower Color: Pink
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes
Attracts Butterflies: Yes
Attracts Bees: Yes
Attracts Birds: No
Edible: No
Native: No

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