Scarlett O'Hara Peony

Paeonia x 'Scarlett O'Hara'

Velvety, bright red blooms with yellow centers are held on sturdy stems that make fine cut flowers. Stunning when combined with yellow-flowering perennials in spring bulb plantings or shrub borders. Herbaceous.
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4 - 9

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Full sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh
Average Size at Maturity2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 to 2 1/2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid to late spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Easily grown in enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Clip spent flowers after bloom. Prune foliage to the ground in fall after frost. Plants are long-lived and do not need to be divided.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9

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