The Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony, otherwise known as the Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ or Oriental Poppy ‘Bolero’, Poppy ‘Bolero’, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its average maintenance and fast growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony Care Guide. So let’s dive in.
In order to take proper care of your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony in soil with well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony belongs to the Papaveraceae family, the genus Papaver and the species Orientale, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ (pay-OHN-ee-uh).
As with other Papaver’s, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony is a plant native to the Central Asia.
Knowing your plant’s native region is very useful, as it can give you tips on which environment is best for your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony. If you keep it in mind, you can try to replicate these conditions at home, and you’ll likely end with a healthier plant.
With this in mind, the Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony is a relatively fast grower, which makes things tricky for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ can grow up to 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 18″ – 24″ (45cm – 60cm) free so the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony in soil with well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony prefers to have soil with good drainage, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony requires soil with loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ in from dappled or moderate shade (under other plant’s canopy), to full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), and during the summer (early).
You can expect your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony to flower around the spring and in the summer months from April to June (spring), and from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its fragrant, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony produces some beautiful pink, or pink, blackred/burgundy,orange,purple/lavender, and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony is well known for being able to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for drought and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ will be fine.
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Most Paeonia X ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ owners agree that this perennial will look great in most asian/zen and cottage gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of japanese garden, gravel and rock garden, informal and cottage, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in edging, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden, border, specimen, container, mass planting, or a woodland garden.
Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Echinacea, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Hydrangea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.