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Paeonia delavayi

Classification

Order: Dilleniales
   Family: Paeoniaceae
            Genus: Paeonia
                        Specie: Paeonia delavayi

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 7 ft (2 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, well-drained soil

Features: Light green deeply cut leaves; deep crimson flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Cottage gardens

Zones: 6-9

Description: From western China, this deciduous suckering shrub reaches 7 ft (2 m) in height. The dark green leaves are large and deeply cut, with bluish green undersides. The saucer-shaped spring flowers, 3 in (8 cm) across, are rich dark red with deep golden anthers

Growth Habit: Branching habit

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