Peony Seeds, Tree

(Paeonia suffruticosa) Perennial. Deciduous, woody Shrub. Zones 5 - 7. 

Paeonia suffruticosa is a lovely, cold-hardy shrub that presents large, flowers ranging from white to pink. Unlike common, herbaceous peony, this plant does not die back during the winter and requires no support. Grows to 5 feet.


Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 7

Edible: Yes, flowers make wonderful jellies

SizeSmall shrub

Growth RateMedium 

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - partial shade

Soil Preference: Prefers deep, medium moist, rich soil. Shelter from Winter winds.



SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: After soaking seeds, start 90 days warm/moist (20°C), the top of your fridge is a good spot for this. Monitor for mold. Next, 90 days cold/moist (5°C), in your fridge is a good spot for this. Inspect periodically for moisture and early germination.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 3/8” deep.

GERMINATION: Germination is naturally slow. When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination will  occur over the next 3 years. The first year seeds sprout plants often produce only one leaf.  

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $5.99

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