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Paeonia tenuifolia

Fern-leaf peony

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Paeonia tenuifolia
  • Common name: Fern-leaf peony
  • Family: Paeoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Herbaceous peonies are a well-deserved, popular choice for providing colour and drama in ornamental borders from late spring to early summer. They bear large, often double flowers in whites, pinks and reds, and return year after year.

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The fern-leaf peonyPaeonia tenuifolia, produces bushy clumps of finely divided green leaves, above which ruby-red single flowers with bright yellow stamens appear from mid- to late spring. It’s ideal for growing in sunny borders where its foliage and flowers will work to dramatic effect.

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For best results grow Paenoia tenuifolia in rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

How to grow Paeonia tenuifolia

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Paeonia tenuifolia and wildlife

Paeonia tenuifolia has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia tenuifolia poisonous?

Paeonia tenuifolia can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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