• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Excellent Flowers for Cutting
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pay-OHN-ee-uh HIB-rid
    Plant type:Peony, Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Bellflower (Campanula); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil with consistent moisture; plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove spent blooms for a neat appearance. Apply an annual side dressing of organic compost. Remove old foliage in the fall.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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