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Early Scout Fernleaf Peony

Paeonia x 'Early Scout'

SKU
06272
One of the earliest hybrid peonies to bloom! Crimson, single flowers sit atop sturdy stems and deeply dissected leaves. The rich green, fern-like foliage is inherited from its parent, Paeonia tenuifolia, and remains attractive through summer and fall. An American Peony Society gold medal winner. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring or Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Sweetspire (Itea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Phlox (Phlox); Delphinium (Delphinium)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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