Paeonia 'Kansas' Double Peony
Huge, double crimson-red blooms are displayed on the bold, erect stems of this clumping perennial. Excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or use in perennial or shrub borders. Choice cut flowers. American Peony Society award recipient. Deciduous.
This old variety has been around since 1940 and it's still widely considered the very best double red Peony. Pretenders to the title come and go, but 'Kansas' still reigns. Early.
Peonies produce their extravagant display in early June every year, regardless of weather, because they are among the most durable and longest-lived plants. They have no natural enemies, no exacting cultural requirements beyond the full sun and neutral to slightly sweet soil, and they shrug off cold. After bloom is complete, you are left with a handsome mound of glossy, deep green foliage that will happily anchor the next sequence of bloom in the neighborhood.
- Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Water: Average
- Fertilizer: Once a month
- Height: 34 inches
- Spacing: 24-36 inches