Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Paeoniaceae family of plants. They also call it Paeonia lactiflora ‘Scarlet O’Hara’, or Peony ‘Scarlet O’Hara’. It is a hybrid peony. Peonies live about 50 years.
Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ grows to 90cm or 3ft tall. The leaves are dark green and divided. Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ flowers in late spring or early summer. Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ flowers for about ten days. The flowers are pinkish-red with golden anthers. They are fragrant. The flowers attract butterflies. They are excellent cut flowers.
How to grow Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’:
Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Plant Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Shelter them and avoid transplanting them. They are do not like to be disturbed. Propagate by division.
Deadhead the flowers. Cut down the plant when the foliage dies down. They are generally pest-free. Watch out for eelworm, honey fungus, or peony wilt. Stake the plant to support the flowers. Paeonia ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ is rabbit-resistant and deer-resistant.