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Taiyo Japanese Tree Peony

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Taiyo'

Huge semi-double flowers create a stunning show on this classic, long-lived shrub. Mature plants display up to 50 lightly fragrant blooms. The ruby-red petals have a silky, ruffled appearance against crisp green foliage. Ideal for foundation planting, mixed border, or woodland setting. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh suf-roo-tee-KO-sa
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4-6 ft. tall, 3-4 ft. wide; smaller in very cold climates.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorLight Green
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Specimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Redbud (Cercis); Cranesbill (Geranium); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Sarcococca (Sarcococca)

Provide enriched, well-drained soil with neutral pH. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and less frequently. May take 2-3 years to become settled and bloom heavily. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Clip spent flowers. Prune only as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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