Butter Bowl Peony (Paeonia ‘Butter Bowl’)

Butter Bowl Peony

This elegant and striking flower looks like a delicate piece of pottery with a perfect scoop of butter at its center. The Butter Bowl Peony (Paeonia ‘Butter Bowl’) glows a beauty that is both familiar and other-worldly. This Peony will give your garden a mid-season punch of interest with its unique, showy, and bi-colored flowers!

The Butter Bowl Peony embodies the colors of spring. Its blooms feature ravishing pink exterior guard petals and bright buttery yellow centers. The color of these flowers is amazing and the smooth guard petals and ruffled and tufted centers create a remarkable contrast in textures. To call these blossoms “showy” would be an understatement!

Not only do these Japanese-form Peonies look breathtaking, but they smell wonderful, too. These fragrant blooms will entrance pollinators. Butterflies and hummingbirds love these flowers so much, that you would have a hard time keeping them away if you wanted to!

The Butter Bowl Peony’s stunning flowers sprout and bloom atop 30-inch stems that are sturdy and strong. Below these blooms, you will notice this Peony grows deep green foliage. This glossy foliage remains attractive even after its blooms come and go.

Planting and Application:

To really show off this plant for all it’s worth, plant it as a well-drained and sunny mixed border or perennial border. It will also give your cottage garden some additional quaint beauty. This plant is guaranteed to turn heads and encourage smiles, so make sure you plant it in a highly visible spot.

This charming and showy flower makes a great addition to cut arrangements because it’s not only gorgeous but the blooms will last for over a week! This refined and mesmerizing flower is a must for your springtime garden. Don’t skip the chance to brighten your neighbor’s day with the cheery delight!

  • Bi-Colored Pink & Yellow Blooms
  • Graceful Clump of Green Leaves
  • Mid-Summer Flowers
  • Beds, Borders, Perennial Gardens
  • Wonderful Cut Flowers & Pollinator-Friendly

Tips for Care:

While the Butter Bowl Peony’s flowers appear fragile, this plant is anything but. This perennial is long-lived and tenacious. It will flower every summer year after year. Plant your Peony in a sunny spot with well-drained soil, ensuring good air circulation. If you live in hotter regions of the South, you may want to offer it a bit of shade. This deer-resistant Peony prefers medium or low moisture soil, and it achieves its best blooms after being established for two to three years. Plant with the eyes just below surface level with the woody roots spread out underneath. Once buried, water and mulch thoroughly.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderately Moist, Well-Drained Soil
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
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  • Deadhead After Bloom, Prune in Late Fall

Gorgeous two-tone blooms and incredible fragrance, the Butter Bowl Peony will grace your gardens and help you welcome summer with big petals and creamy pastel colors

Butter Bowl Peony (Paeonia ‘Butter Bowl’) Details

Common name Butter Bowl Peony
Botanical name Paeonia 'Butter Bowl'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 ft.
Width 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low to Average
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Pink & Yellow
Leaf color Perennial