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Paeonia mascula/Coral Peony, Balkan Peony, Arietina Peony

Paeonia mascula / Paeonia mascula
Prominent seed heads on tall stalks above foliage
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Prominent seed heads on tall stalks above foliage

Seed pods split open after fully dried

Spring foliage and seed pods

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Scientific Name: Paeonia mascula
Common Name: Coral Peony, Balkan Peony, Arietina Peony
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This peony produces single, carmine-red flowers. As with most peonies recommended in the cooler regions of the country. Cannot tolerate the hot, humid conditions of the Lower South. Seed pods are quite prominent after flowering in early late spring.