Fernleaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

Fernleaf Peony

  • Green Fern-Like Foliage
  • Mist-Like Appearance!
  • Bold Red Blooms With Bright Yellow Stamen
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Earliest Blooming Peony

Green misty clouds of fine texture, the Fernleaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) creates an otherworldly feel!

Feathery, finely divided leaves are perfect backdrops to vivid crimson-red, single petaled blooms! Highlighted by bright-yellow stamen clustering in the center!

The earliest Peonies to bloom, bees and butterflies adore these blossoms but deer and rabbits leave them alone!

How to Use Fernleaf Peony In The Landscape

interspersed among mixed-perennial borders and en mass to create drifts of green. These gossamer specimens and focal points are deserving of the spotlight!

The foliage creates hazy texture and graceful backdrops to your early and late summer blooms, and has rusty-orange fall color!

Pollinator and bulb gardens appreciate this lacy fringing, as do cottage and cut flower gardens to fill your vases.

Tips For Care

Full sun herbaceous perennials that appreciate part shade in warmer hardiness zones of 3 through 8, Fernleaf are low maintenance and virtually pest-free, plus deer and rabbit resistant!

Fern Leaf Peony isn’t particular on soil type but it must be well-drained soil with ample moisture. Provide supplemental water through summer’s heat.

Remove dead leaf matter when the foliage has died in late fall to winter, to prevent fungal issues.

Fill your spring garden with the gauzy feathery foliage of Fernleaf Peony!

Fernleaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) Details

Common name Fernleaf Peony
Botanical name Paeonia tenuifolia
Plant type Evergreen
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 24 inches
Width 12 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Red, Purple