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Fernleaf Peony

Unusual flair through the season and the years

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  • Unexpected foliage for a peony
  • Blooms early with vivid colors
  • Lasts decades in a home garden
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 12 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Flowering Date: Blooms late spring to early summer for approximately a week to a week and a half.
  • Ship As: 2-3 EYE BAREROOT
69256-Fernleaf Peony

1 per pack $59.99

We ship this item in Fall

Fernleaf Peony

We often grow peonies for their blooms, which are as stunning on this variety as they are on any other. However, while peonies last decades in the garden, their bloom season is relatively short each year. What you'll have most of the time is just strong structure and a nice foliage backdrop to your floral blooms. With Fernleaf Peony, the leaves are just as eye-catching as the blooms. It's a highly unusual cultivar—you're not going to find this in your local garden center. It stays more compact, so you'll want to keep it up in the foreground—which serves it well as a focal point instead of a backdrop peony. Also called the Mother's Day Peony, as it blooms early in the peony season. Paeonia tenuifolia
Peonies have few requirements: give them a sunny well-drained location, plant 2-4' apart, with the eyes (new buds at the crown) no more than 2" below soil level and apply fertilizer or compost in spring. First, they'll bring you lasting, handsome foliage for reliable structure in your garden borders. They take a while to establish, often 3 years before the first bloom—but the wait is worth it. They are heirloom quality. Let them grow undisturbed and they will bring joy to you and your loved ones through the decades.
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NamePaeonia tenuifolia
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 24 inches
  • Spacing18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-8
  • Flowering DateBlooms late spring to early summer for approximately a week to a week and a half.
  • Planting InstructionsSet eyes (buds) not more than 1 1/2 inches below soil surface; prepare the bed very deeply, incorporating ample compost or cow manure.
  • Winter CareMulch as needed in colder climates
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormCup-shaped peonies
  • Foliage TypeWispy green fern-like foliage that resembles needles
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained garden loam enriched with humus such as well rotted manure or compost.
  • Watering RequirementAverage water needs, do not over water
  • PruningPrune spent blooms as they fade away. Cut back after the foliage has died down in the fall.
  • Shipped2-3 EYE BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit12 - 36 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information
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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
5A 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
6A & 6B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
7A 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
7B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
8A & 8B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
9A-10B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19

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