Chief Justice Peony
|USDA Hardiness Zone
|3a - 8a
|Canadian Hardiness Zone
|RHS Hardiness Zone
|1 - 1.5 m
|Borders, flowering hedge, hedge gardens, cottages, containers, city and courtyard gardens or as a specimen.
|Plant in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in partial sun to partial shade.
|Smooth glaborous leaf stems.
|Flower/Leaf Bud Description
|Rounded flower buds appearing at the end of branches.
|Multi-pronged fronds of 3 - 4 lanceolate forked leaflets.
|Vivid terminal whorls of broad petals. Semi-double blooms grow up to 15 cm in diameter that are a deep, rich red with some yellow stamens held erect on long red filaments. Blooms in concert with the early Chinese peonies, which is considered late for a P. officinalis hybrids.
|Deep dark green foliage, reddish-green to light green stems and vivid scarlet red to crimson blooms.