Lightly scented, semi-double, soft cherry-pink flowers unfurl gracefully around bright yellow central stamens. The name means “host of cherry blossoms.” Height 4-5′.
Paeonia attracts butterflies to the garden. Prefers fertile, medium moisture well drained soil. Paeonia suffruticosa is a deciduous woody shrub, no pruning is required except for dead wood and deadheading spent flowers. Tolerant of heat. Deer and rabbit resistant.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-8
- Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
- Bloom Time(s): May-June