Botanical Name: Paeonia lactiflora Karl Rosenfield
Height: 2 - 3 feet.
Spacing: 2 - 3 feet.
Depth: It is very important to plant with the eyes 2 inches below the soil level. If they are planted too deeply, poor flowering will result.
Spread: 2 - 3 feet.
Sun/Shade: Flowers best when planted in full sun; prefers light shade in Southern regions.
Color: Dark red blossoms.
Foliage: Glossy, deep green foliage that is very attractive and ornamental throughout the growing season. The new growth in Spring is burgundy colored and turns a soft yellow in the Fall.
Blooms: Early Summer.
Form: Herbaceous perennial.
Flower Form: Large double blooms with frothy petals.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, humus enriched, moisture retentive soil.
Growth Rate: Slow the first 1 - 2 years. Thereafter growth is moderate when left undisturbed.
Pruning: Only prune to remove spent flower stems after blooming.
Comments: Flowers have a very soft and fluffy appearance and they are carried on strong, weather resistant stems. A heavy bloomer with beautiful foliage that is attractive throughout the growing season, making it an ideal companion for other perennials. Extremely hardy and care-free.
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