Paeonia lactiflora 'Karl Rosenfield'

Karl Rosenfield Peony

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Karl Rosenfield Peony is a fast-growing herbaceous perennial with red tinged stems that sport deep green leaves that turn orange in fall.  The large mildly fragrant red double flowers bloom mid spring attracting butterflies Prefers afternoon shade in southern areas and well-drained soils.  Foliage dies back to the ground after frost.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2.5’ - 3’

Spread: 

2.5’ - 3’

Spacing: 

2.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun 

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest:

SpringFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly- whenever top 3” of soil is dry. Botyrtis blight and Phytopthora blight are sometimes problems.  Flowers may need staking or stems may droop. Scale, Mealybugs, mites and beetles are occasional problems. Powdery mildew is common in fall but harmless.  If the plant doesn’t flower it is likely too shallow/deep or in too much shade.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Phlox, Bellflower, Coneflower

 

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