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Fern Leaf Peony

Botanical Name
Paeonia tenuifolia
Zones 4 to 8
1 to 2 feet
9 to 18 inches
Spring: red, single and double
Full sun to part shade
Moist, well-drained, fertile
Planting & Care
  • Plant crown no deeper than 1.5 - 2" below soil surface. Planting deeper usually results in delayed or lack of flowering.
  • Deadhead spent flowers
  • Attractive dissected foliage begins to fade towards the end of summer to early fall
  • Cut back plants to the ground after the first fall frost
  • Plants do not need to be divided and should be left undisturbed
Blights are an occasional problem
  • Flore Pleno - double red flowers

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