Paula Fay Peony - New For 2019!

Paeonia 'Paula Fay'

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Paula Fay Peony (Paeonia 'Paula Fay') at Sargent's Gardens

Paula Fay Peony flowers

Paula Fay Peony flowers

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Paula Fay Peony (Paeonia 'Paula Fay') at Sargent's Gardens

Paula Fay Peony in bloom

Paula Fay Peony in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a


This elegant peony is an early summer bloomer; the buds open to reveal vivid pink blooms that have a waxy lustre; stunning when massed in the garden or borders; the fragrant flowers open on stiff stems making them an excellent cut flower

Ornamental Features

Paula Fay Peony features bold lightly-scented pink flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Paula Fay Peony is an herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Paula Fay Peony is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Paula Fay Peony will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden 
Ornamental Features