Common Name: Peony Paeonia Kansas

Height: 32 Inches
Spread: 20 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades Red shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs  Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:  Medium
When should it bloom?:    Early summer
How's your soil?:  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:  Cottage Formal Eclectic

Large, bright watermelon red flowers which are fully double appear on strong, dark green stems in early summer.  The color is sunfast, ensuring top performance, and it contrasts well with the mid-green foliage.  Cut a few stems to bring the lovely scent of the blossoms inside.

Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden.  Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for years, and with the recent resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve.  Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges.  By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks.