• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - when the top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowers for Cutting
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pay-OHN-ee-uh lak-tee-FLOR-uh
    Plant type:Peony, Perennial
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Bellflower (Campanula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Add compost as needed before planting. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Remove spent flowers after bloom. Cut foliage to the ground in fall after frost. Plants are long-lived; they do not need to be divided and can be left undisturbed for years.
    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 - when the top 3 in. of soil is dry.