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Peony

Paeonia officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

75cm

Max

75cm

40cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Peony Overview

This long-living, perennial shrub bears distinctive, mid green foliage, divided into oval leaflets. Has double flowers with ruffled, pink-red petals in late spring.

Common problems with Peony

How to propagate Peony

Cuttings

Propagate by seed in autumn (may take up to 3 years to germinate), tuberous species by root cuttings in winter, tree peonies by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Seed

Tubers

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Division

Perennials may also be propagated by division in autumn or early spring.

Other uses of Peony

Border, wildflower/meadow, cutting bed