Peonies have different bloom times in the spring depending on the variety. In Calfornia, dependant on the early spring/late winter weather, our bloom season begins the later part of April to very early June. If you are planting in hot spring/summer areas, the best varieties to grow would be our early to midseason varieties as the late season varieties may not open well if the temperatures are too hot.

Peonies Listed by Bloom Time

Early Season Varieties:

Reds:
Aristocrat
Buckeye Belle
Diana Parks
Don Richardson
Henry Bockstoce
officinalis 'Rubra Plena'
Red Charm

Rosedale

Pinks & Corals:
Abalone Pearl
Coral Sunset 
Coral Supreme
Cytherea
Marietta Sisson
officinalis Rosea Plena
Paula Fay
Xuan Li Duo Cai 
 
Zi Fu Rong

 

Lt.Pinks & Whites:
Charlie's White
Festiva Maxima

 

Mid Season Varieties:

 

 
Reds:
Big Ben
Big Red Boomer Sooner
Carolyn Mae
Charles Burgess
Command Performance
David Harum
Felix Supreme
Francois OrtegotFrancois Oregot
Grover Cleveland
 

Kansasfellow
Lora DexheimerLora Dexheimer
Louis Van Houtte
Many Happy Returns
Modesta

Mons. Martin Cahuzac

Ole Faithful
Philippe Rivoire
President Roosevelt
Rachel
Ray Paton
Red Grace

Red Magic

Rosabel
Shawnee Chief
The Mighty Mo
Tom Cat
Torch Song
Pinks & Corals:
Adonis
Amabilis
Auguste Dessert

Belleville
Bowl Of Beauty
Cincinnati
Deer Creek
Dr. Alex Fleming
Edulis Superba
Embraceable Pink
Lt.Pinks & Whites:

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Do Tell
  
Glowing Candles

Lady Alexandra Duff

Lottie Dawson Rae
Mister Ed
Mrs. F.D.R.

Shirley Temple
Raspberry Sundae

Sea Shell Sno

Avalanche

Bowl Of Cream
Candy Heart
Couronne D'Orouronne D'Or
Duchesse de Nemours
Gardenia
Golden Dawn

Henry Sass
Judge Snook
Laura Dessert
Mary E. Nicholls
Mother's Choice
Mrs Frank BeachSrs. Js Kelway a
Snow Mountain

 

  Late Season Varieties:

 

 
Reds:
Felix Crousse
Nellie Saylor
Nippon Beauty
Paul M. Wild 
Pinks & Corals:
Chun Xiao
Dresden Pink
Duchesse D'Orleans
  Humei 
MinuetMi
Pink Parfait
Sarah Bernhardt
Tao Hua Fei Xue   

Lt.Pinks & Whites:
Autens Pride
Chestine Gowdy

James Pillow
Myrtle Gentry
Nick Shaylor


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