Dutch Girl Peonies is situated on a sunny mountain top in the picturesque Kootenays of southern British Columbia, Canada. Our farm is located between Nelson and Castlegar, BC off of Highway 3A. We are a long time family farm of nearly 300 acres.
We offer fresh cut flowers for weddings and retail sales of plants, root divisions, and blooms. To ensure long lasting quality of our blooms, we do not merely place the buds in water before shipping. By carefully wrapping peony buds in bundles of five prior to storage and shipping, we are able to provide quality blooms that reliably open after four or more weeks of storage and regularly astound florists.
We are members of Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) and are proud to be certified through their Kootenay Mountain Grown local certification program. Unlike most large peony producers, we do not use herbicides or insecticides. Our peonies roots and blooms are chemical and spray free. We control weeds by using intensive cultivation and hand weeding and cover crops that inhibit weed growth. We are pleased to promote good bee health by growing a variety of fruit trees and berries, clover, bee balm, holly hocks, asters, lilacs, lupines, purple coneflowers, sunflowers, and astrantia, to name a few plants. We are passionate about growing healthy flowers and are always looking for improved methods such cover crops and remineralization to maintain healthy soil and plants. We are a small business and by personally overseeing every aspect of the business, we are able to provide quality blooms, plants, and roots.
We sincerely hope that the pleasure and beauty we enjoy from growing and nurturing our peony plants is passed on to you – our customers.
Did you know that peonies:
- are long lived – over 50 years are very hardy – most to Zone 3 are drought tolerant are low maintenance are deer-resistant have been cultivated for more than 2000 years as medicinal and ornamental plants depending on your selection of cultivars the peony bloom season can last 6 – 8 weeks
- peony flowers come in a range of colours including yellow, coral, peach and lavender, in addition to white, blush, pink, magenta and red flower in spring, have lush foliage all summer, and the colourful seed heads provide lasting interest blooms may be single, semi-double, double, anemone or Japanese in form most peonies have a scent: classified as rose, lemon, honey or musk