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Black Beauty Peony

Striking color on garden classic

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Black Beauty Peony

Striking color on garden classic

  • Up to 7 in., deep red, nearly black flowers
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Glossy, green, ornamental foliage
  • Long-lived, low-maintenance perennial
  • Deer tend to avoid
Up to 7 in., fully double, fragrant flowers make a dramatic appearance in mid to late spring. Black Beauty Peony's deep red, nearly black, flowers lure hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. They make a stunning display in cut-flower arrangements, too. This long-lived perennial feature glossy, green, ornamental foliage that starts out copper-burgundy in the spring and turns to a soft yellow in the fall. Makes a stunning accent plant in the perennial garden, or plant as a low, flowering hedge. Grows 32 in. tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Deer tend to avoid.
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Spring 2024 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
3A-4A 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
4B 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
5A 4/8/24 - 5/31/24
5B 3/25/24 - 5/31/24
6A 3/11/24 - 5/31/24
6B 2/26/24 - 5/31/24
7A 2/22/24 - 5/31/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/12/24 - 5/31/24
8B 2/13/24 - 5/12/24
9A & B 2/6/24 - 5/12/24
10A & B 2/6/24 - 5/12/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A-7B: 5/29/24
Zones 8A-10B: 5/8/24

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Black Beauty'
  • Height: 36 - 48
  • Spacing:24 - 36"
  • Depth:Set crown with buds 1-2" below ground-level.
  • Spread:24 - 36"
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator:Not needed
  • Color: Deep red, nearly black flowers.
  • Size: 2-3 Eye
  • Blooms: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flower Form: Early, double flower.
  • Soil Requirements: Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Slow to medium
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive plant all summer long.
  • Foliage: Glossy, deep green foliage. Very attractive and ornamental through-out the growing season.

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