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Paeonia 'High Noon'

Plant Type: Peonies

Huge, silky lemon yellow flowers accented with red create a stunning display in late spring to summer, occasionally repeat blooming into summer. This American hybrid is a long-lived deciduous shrub with a spreading habit and crisp green foliage. Mature plants can carry up to 50 exquisite blooms. Ideal for foundation planting, mixed border, or woodland setting.

The Tree Peony (P. suffruticosa) is one of the most glorious shrubs available to American gardeners. Its huge, silky flowers are similar to those of herbaceous Peonies, but the range of color runs from pure white through pinks and reds into lavender and yellow. Mature plants reach 4-5′ and carry up to 50 of these exquisite blooms.

Tree Peonies grow best in full sun or partial shade (required in the South and warm areas of western Zone 9) and evenly moist but well-drained soil with a pH close to neutral. They take a year or two to show what they can do but are more than worth the wait. Hardy, disease- and (best of all) deer-resistant.

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Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

4'

Good Companions

full to part shade perennials or shrubs

Plant Height

5'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4

Soil Moisture

well drained

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Intense color in flower

Bloom Time

spring/summer

Critter Resistance

rabbits, deer (deer will eat flower buds)

Exposure

part to full sun

Growth Rate

moderate

Seasonal Interests

spring/summer