- Flower type:single
- Flower size:a
- Fragrance:not fragrant
- Length:60/55 cm
„Illini Warrior” is a beautiful peony variety known for its small, single flowers and rich red color. This herbaceous peony blooms from late spring to early summer, producing flowers up to 60 cm tall. „Illini Warrior” has rich, velvety red petals that gradually fade to a lighter tint towards the edges.
The flowers are held straight on strong stems and are ideal for cutting and arranging in floral arrangements. Even after the blooms have faded, the foliage of „Illini Warrior” is deep green and strongly lobed, adding to the plant’s overall appeal. This peony type is a consistent performer and is relatively simple to grow, making it a favorite option among gardeners and landscapers.
Origin Illini Warrior Peony
William Krekler, a well-known American peony grower from Illinois, created the Illinois Warrior peony. Krekler began breeding peonies in the 1950s and was responsible for the introduction of numerous renowned varieties, including „Illini Warrior”.
The precise lineage of „Illini Warrior” is unknown, however, it is thought to be the result of crosses between numerous red peony cultivars. Krekler named this variety after the heroic men and women of the state of Illinois who served in military services. „Illini Warrior” is now a well-known peony cultivar that may be found in gardens and flower arrangements all over the world.
Flower CareHere are some care recommendations for a peony bouquet: When you receive the peonies bouquet, carefully remove it from its packaging. Under running water, cut the flower stems diagonally at a 45-degree angle with clean and sharp scissors. This will prevent air bubbles from forming in the stems, which can obstruct water uptake. To prevent bacterial growth in the vase, remove any leaves or foliage that are below the water line. Choose a vase that is clean and large enough to hold the peonies. Fill it with clean, fresh water. If the bouquet includes flower food, mix it into the water according to the package directions. If you don't have flower food, you can add a pinch of sugar to the water to help keep the water clean and the flowers nourished. Change the water every two days and recut the stems at a 45-degree angle to assist the flowers in absorbing water. You can help ensure that your peonies bouquet stays fresh and beautiful for as long as possible by following these steps.
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