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Paeonia tenuifolia ‘Plena’
Paeonia tenuifolia ‘Plena’
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Paeonia tenuifolia ‘Plena’

Double Fernleaf Peony

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.407.100

Fernleaf Peonies are very special and unique specimens, a must for the perennial collector. This selection forms a low, bushy mound of very finely divided green leaves, bearing small double crimson-red flowers that seem to float above the foliage. Perfect for edging or in a sunny rock garden. Flowers appear earlier than the more common hybrid Garden Peonies. Plants may go summer dormant in warm regions, especially the first season or two. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Trim off old stems to the ground in late fall, to help prevent disease problems.

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Paeonia tenuifolia ‘Plena’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate