Fern Leaf Peonie

Jul. 10, 2011 No Comments Posted under: Gardening Tips, Perennials

Paeonia tenuifolia, an amazing perennial. This fern leaf peony was only one bare root stemmed plant when Gentle Gardens first planted it in 2005.  Now it has over 8-10 blooms each year.  I am considering dividing it this fall for lots of different locations.  They are the very best perennial…needs little care, are easier to grow than roses and are longer-lasting in the garden or on the dining room table.

As you can see, they first show up in early spring with foliage that looks like a fern or young Conifer.  Perfect for the front border, or, masking the dying foliage of Daffodils. Plant it in moisture-retentive, well-drained enriched soil, and in full sun.  Don’t be alarmed if after the mid-spring bloom, the foliage goes summer-dormant in the heat. It will be back for countless years to come! It is hardy in zones 3-8. and generally disease free.  Sometimes, the foliage goes summer-dormant in the heat, but the plant will come back in the spring and often the single plant will last for generations.

 

 

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