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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  • Botanical Name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Black Beauty'
  • Height: 32"
  • Spacing: 24 - 36"
  • Depth:Set crown with buds 1-2" below ground-level.
  • Spread:24 - 36"
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator:None
  • Color: Very deep red
  • Size: 2-3 Eye Division
  • Blooms: Mid Spring, Late Spring
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Form: Division
  • Flower Form: 7" fully double flowers
  • Soil Requirements: Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Medium to slow
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long.
  • Foliage: Glossy, deep green leaves. Very ornamental through-out the growing season. The new growth in spring is a copper-burgundy and turns a soft yellow in the fall.

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