Item #: 15047
Zones: 4a to 8b
Height: 30" tall
Paeonia 'America' is widely considered to be the finest single red-flowered peony ever introduced. This very vigorous 1976 Nathan Rudolph hybrid is an early mid-season peony that produces an abundance of exceptionally sturdy stems, each topped with lightly fragrant, single red flowers, each accented by a central bouquet of yellow stamens. Paeonia 'America' was awarded the American Peony Society Gold Medal in 1992 and the Award of Landscape Merit in 2009...a true winner! For a patriotic combination, consider a MAGGA (Make American Gardens Great Again) themed combo planting of Paeonia 'America' with the white flowered Paeonia 'Miss America'.
Herbaceous peonies requires virtually no maintenance once planted in the garden. At the end of the season (September), the old stalks can be removed.
Aphids may appear on the flower buds of peonies, but this is usually not a problem unless you use fast-release chemical fertilizers. If you do find them on your peonies, soapy water usually is enough to eliminate the problem.
If you need to move or divide your peony plants, the best time is mid-summer.
Peonies prefer full sun for 6+ hours for best flowering. Although all herbaceous peonies are somewhat drought tolerant, they perform their best in rich soils with even summer moisture. By the end of summer, they have started to go summer dormant, so don't be alarmed by foliage turning yellow, then brown.
Peonies have great value for their bright, over-the-top mid-spring flowers, most of which are quite fragrant. We recommend using them around other plants which come into flower late in the season, to extend the garden flowering season.
Bees are the primary pollinator of peonies.
Flower Color: Red
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers