• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowers for Cutting
    Blooms:
    Late Spring or Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pay-OHN-ee-uh
    Plant type:Peony, Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring or Early Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Sweetspire (Itea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Phlox (Phlox); Delphinium (Delphinium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, moist soil. Plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply an annual side dressing of organic compost. Remove spent blooms. Prune back 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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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