Peony (Paeonia x hybrida)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Lavender, Peach, Pink, Purple, Red, Salmon, White, Yellow
  • Bloom Season: May through June
  • Size: Medium

Features of Peony


A popular, easy to grow, long lived perennial that flowers easily and offers attractive foliage long after the plant blooms. Select from early, mid-season and late blooming cultivars to extend the bloom season over a 4- to 6-week period.


  • Moist well-drained soil in full sun location and very light fertilization.
  • Don't plant the roots too deep. Plant no deeper than 2 inches.
  • Don't over-fertilize or it results in reduced flowering.
  • May never need dividing.
  • May take 2-3 years to establish and bloom.
  • Don't plant in the shade or in competition with tree roots or over fertilize as all lead to poor or no flowering.