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Peony

Botanical Name
Paeonia
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
3 feet
Width
3 feet
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: white, red, coral, pink, salmon; single, double, anemone types; fragrant
Fall Color
Reddish, bronze
Light
Full sun (light shade)
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 3 feet apart
  • Divide in fall after foliage dies, 3 to 5 eyes per division, plant eyes 2 inches deep
  • Sanitation is the best control against leaf blights
Problems
Botrytis blight, phytophthora blight
Varieties
  • Flame - early, single rose-red flowers, dark green foliage
  • Ivory Victory - bland of cream and white flowers
  • Red Magic - red flowers with a spicy fragrance
  • Susie Q - double pink, fragrant, 2 feet

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