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Paeonia 'Early Scout'

Peony

In late spring, dark red, single flowers sit atop sturdy stems with attractive, dissected leaves. The foliage remains attractive throughout the season, thus making it an excellent landscape plant. A gold medal winner by the American Peony Society.

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Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden. Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for years, and with the recent resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve. Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks.

Height:

34 in

Spread:

24 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Peony Growing and Maintenance Tips

A permanent, sunny or partly shady site is ideal for Garden Peonies. Protection from afternoon sun and from harsh winds will help to prolong the lives of the the exotic flowers. Peonies will perform best in well-drained, evenly moist, rich soil with a pH near neutral and they are drought-tolerant once established.

Paeonia 'Early Scout' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Mass Plant
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average