Peony, Hybrid Peony, Chinese Peony
Zones 3 to 8
Late spring to early summer: white, red, coral, pink, salmon; single, double, anemone flowers; fragrant
Full sun (light shade)
Planting and 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.
Botrytis blight, phytophthora blight
Varieties to Consider
Flame - early, single rose-red flowers, dark green foliage
Ivory Victory - blend of cream and white flowers
Red Magic - red flowers with a spicy fragrance
Susie Q - double pink, fragrant, 2'