Paeonia tenuifolia ‘flora plena rubra’
Paeonia tenufolia ‘flora plena rubra’. Herbaceous species. Very fine fern leaf foliage. Very early blooming with double flowers of red. This is the plant most often referred to as the ‘fern leaf’ peony and is highly sought after by gardeners worldwide. Gorgeous little rounded plants. Not difficult to grow and takes up very little space in the garden. Resents wet situations. Plant where it is not crowded or has root competition from other plants. Full sun planting is best. Week 2 bloom time. Plants often go dormant early (starting in August). Can be crossed with single forms of tenuifolia successfully. Seed fertile-offspring are often single, but occasional doubles can be produced. No pollen. A small growing species with abbreviated sausage shaped roots (tuberous). A long standing superior plant. Ships in late September to mid October.