Peony producer reflects on three decades as Tasmania's leading flower grower

Peter Botting from Forth, northern Tasmania started growing peonies in 1987, as he wanted a perennial plant that did not need to be replaced often.

He has since built up one of the largest peony farms in Tasmania, home to over 100,000 plants and produces hundreds of thousands of flowers every year.

"All in all it's a very pleasant pastime … You're flat out for two or three months and the rest of the year you just dodge along," Mr Botting said.

After 27 years of hard work, Mr Botting has decided to sell the farm citing age, but said he could not have picked a better career.

Peonies are native to Asia, Europe and North America and the flowers are highly regarded for their considerable size, colour range and scent.

Read more​ (ABC Northern Tasmania)​
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