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A picture of a Fernleaf Peony

Fernleaf Peony

Paeonia tenuifolia

Also known as

Fennel-Leaved Peony, Slender-Leaved Peony, Peony

Paeonia tenuifolia - Kew Gardens by Dinkum (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Fernleaf Peony

A close up of a bright red Paeonia tenuifolia flower with green leaves
Some Paeonia tenuifolia with red flowers and green leaves
A group of red Paeonia tenuifolia flowers growing outside
A close up of some red Paeonia tenuifolia flowers and green foliage
A field of Paeonia tenuifolia plants in flower with green leaves

Fernleaf Peony Overview

Paeonia tenuifolia is a herbaceous perennial in the Paeoniaceae family. It typically grows to around 60cm in height, producing finely divided, feathery green leaves. Pretty, single, deep red blooms with yellow centres are produced from late spring to early summer.

Common problems with Fernleaf Peony

How to propagate Fernleaf Peony

Division

Divide autumn or early in spring.

Seed

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.

Tubers

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Other uses of Fernleaf Peony

Borders