The bloom show begins in late spring atop proud red stems.
If you are new to the joy of Peonies, let us enumerate some of their merits! First, they are exceptionally carefree once established. One of the longest-lived perennials, a single plant can last for generations. Second, their phenol content makes them unappetizing to insects, rabbits, and even deer. Third, they offer 3 seasons of color: reddish spring foliage, bright late spring and early summer blooms; and bronze or purple fall tones. Fourth, they are equally suited for garden or vase, offering old-fashioned charm plus armloads of blooms. Very long-lived after cutting, the flowers can even be used as everlastings.
Peonies are a nice garden "bridge" plant, looking something like a perennial and something like a shrub. Set in front of large shrubs or trees, they make a big splash of color without occupying a lot of space. Traditional companions to Peonies are spring-and summer-flowering bulbs, blue- and white-flowered perennials, flowering shrubs such as Azaleas, and ornamental grasses. Bareroot 3/5 Eye. Zones 3 to 9.
|Zone||3 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring - Early Summer|
|Plant Height||2 ft 6 in - 3 ft 4 in|
|Plant Width||2 ft 6 in - 3 ft 4 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Cut-and-Come-Again, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower|
|Bloom Color||Burgundy, Dark Red|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green, Purple, Red|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Sandy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Foundation, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico|