Peony Bloom Dates

This page is intended to track the bloom dates for various peonies in the South in my growing zone, zone 7. This will give an idea of when peonies are usually in bloom from year to year and help establish and distinguish each peony's bloom season.

  • (VE)  Very Early
  • (E) Early
  • (EM) Early Mid
  • (M) Mid
  • (LM) Late Mid
  • (L) Late
  • (VL) Very Late

Peony bloom times are also categorized into weeks. It is generally accepted that peonies bloom over a period of 7 weeks. The peony cultivar 'Red Charm' is usually considered a Mid (M) blooming peony that is fairly consistent in its bloom date. So it is often used as a benchmark peony in which to measure other peony cultivar's bloom dates against. So of the 7 week peony bloom period, Peony 'Red Charm' would be classified as a week 4 peony, which would be right in the middle of the 7 week bloom period. Peony 'Red Charm' is the benchmark peony used in these measurements and classifications.


Peony Bloom Photos




Peony Bloom Offset Dates


Week 1 (Very Early)

Early Scout-18.25
Lil' Sweetie-17.67

Week 2 (Early)

Halcyon-16.00
Fragrant Jade (Xiang Yu) (Tree)-14.00
Roselette-14.00
Chalice-13.57
White Phoenix (Feng Dan Bai) (Tree)-13.00
Paeonia delavayi (Tree)-12.67
Kamata-fuji (Tree)-11.00
Firelight-10.50

Week 3 (Early Mid)

Rosedale-10.00
Li Yuan Chun 李园春 (Tree)-9.00
Roy Pehrson's Best Yellow-8.00
Raspberry Charm-7.67
Coral Fay-7.29
Athena-7.25
Early White-7.14
Earlybird-7.00
Nosegay-7.00
Sweet May-6.57
Honor-6.17
Paree Fru Fru-6.00
Seraphim-6.00
Paula Fay-5.63
Lavender-5.60
Best Man-5.50
Paree Fru Fru?-4.50
Burma Joy-4.20
Coral Charm-4.00
Red Red Rose-4.00
Coral Magic-3.60
Pink Single (Unknown)-3.50
Ludovica-3.25

Week 4 (Mid)

Pink Hawaiian Coral-3.00
Rose Garland-2.80
Burma Midnight-2.57
Paeonia obovata var. willmottiae-2.50
Golden Frolic-2.29
Lustrous-2.17
Cream Delight-2.00
Horizon-2.00
Paladin-1.80
Garden Peace-1.67
Cherry Charm-1.57
Ring of Fire-1.50
Moonrise-1.20
anemoneflora-1.17
Coral Sunset-1.00
Lotus Bloom-1.00
May Music-1.00
Mr. G. F. Hemerick-1.00
Pink Double (Unknown)-1.00
Rosea Plena-1.00
Seraphim?-1.00
Salmon Dream-0.57
Circus Circus-0.50
Mischief0.00
Pehrson's Violet Frisbee0.00
Red Charm0.00
Flame0.29
Rushlight?0.40
Lovely Rose0.43
Couronne d'Or1.00
Cytherea1.00
Picotee1.00
Blue Lagoon1.11
Do Tell1.14
Burnished Bronze1.33
Rose Heart1.50
Tom Eckhardt1.75
Elfin Beauty2.00
Lemon Chiffon2.00
Salmon Glory2.00
Grace Root2.29
Alert?2.33
Great Lady2.33
Prairie Moon2.71
Many Happy Returns2.75
Little Darlin' (Intersectional)3.00
Morning Lilac (Intersectional)3.00
Soft Lemon Kisses3.33
Prairie Moon?3.50

Week 5 (Mid Late)

Strawberry Wine4.40
Keiko 愛幕 (Adored) - Pink Double Dandy (Intersectional)4.50
Requiem4.67
Sunshine4.67
White, Yellow (Krinkled White?)4.75
Coral Supreme4.80
Coral 'N Gold5.00
First Lady5.00
Singing in the Rain (Intersectional)5.00
Green Lotus5.22
Command Performance5.25
Etched Salmon5.33
White Innocence5.33
Pastel Splendor (Intersectional)5.67
Gilbert Barthelot5.78
Scarlet O'Hara5.88
Alert6.00
Dark Chocolate6.00
Julia Rose (Intersectional)6.00
Pink Luau6.00
President Lincoln6.00
Salmon Surprise6.00
Takara 慈悲 (Treasure) - Smith Opus 2 (Intersectional)6.00
Winterthur6.00
America6.33
Buckeye Belle6.50
Katherine Fontayen6.50
Mother's Choice6.50
Raspberry Sundae?6.50
Amabilis6.60
Sonoma Amethyst (Intersectional)6.67
Goldilocks6.80
Okinawa7.17
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt7.29
Guidon7.44
Bartzella (Intersectional)7.75
Miss America7.80
Kansas7.88
Pink Spritzer8.00
Unique (Intersectional)8.00
Red Grace8.25
Angel Cheeks8.29
Gardenia8.33
Better Times8.50
Cherry Hill8.75
Sorbet8.80
Pink Princess8.83
New Millennium (Intersectional)9.00
Pink Firefly9.00
Top Hat9.00
White Cap9.00
Yellow Emperor (Intersectional)9.00
Festiva Maxima9.33
Monsieur Jules Elie9.38
Bowl of Cream9.50
Duchesse d'Orleans9.50
White Double (Unknown)9.50
Scarlet Heaven (Intersectional)9.67
Sequestered Sunshine (Intersectional)9.67
My Love9.83
Felix Crousse9.88
Karl Rosenfield9.89
Ann Berry Cousins10.00
Cora Louise (Intersectional)10.00
Lavender Ruffles10.00
Lorelei10.00
Misaka 美 (Beautiful Blossom) - Smith Opus 1 (Intersectional)10.00
Raspberry Clown10.00
Rozella10.00
Sea Shell10.00
The Mackinac Grand10.00
White Emperor (Intersectional)10.00
Celebrity10.13
Walter Mains10.33
Belleville10.50
Color Magnet10.50
Gay Paree10.71

Week 6 (Late)

Big Ben11.00
Border Charm (Intersectional)11.00
Chocolate Chip11.00
Cora Stubbs11.00
Hillary (Intersectional)11.00
Old Rose Dandy (Intersectional)11.00
Benjamin Franklin11.25
Edulis Superba11.33
Garden Treasure (Intersectional)11.33
White Double (Unknown) Driveway11.75
Immaculee11.86
Lady Alexandra Duff11.88
Pink Medium Double (Unknown)12.00
Queen of the Dawn12.00
Solange12.17
Muskoka?12.50
Mr. Ed12.40
Feather Top12.60
Cheddar Surprise13.00
Paeonia obovata13.00
Pink Parasol Surprise13.00
Topeka Garnet13.00
Yumi 由美 (Possess Beauty) - Yellow Doodle Dandy (Intersectional)13.00
Shirley Temple13.17
Highlight13.25
Top Brass?13.33
Laura Dessert13.43
Copper Kettle (Intersectional)13.50
Lavender Princess13.60
Duchesse de Nemours13.71
Westerner13.75
Bouchela14.00
Top Brass14.00
Walter Mains?14.00
Lady Orchid14.14
Petticoat Flounce14.20
Raspberry Sundae14.20
Victoire de le Marne14.38
Doris Cooper14.40
Old Faithful14.50
Pink Jazz14.50
Bowl of Beauty14.67
Pink Derby14.75
Yellow Crown (Intersectional)14.80
La Tendresse14.83
Chocolate Soldier15.00
Golden Wheel (Huang Jin Lun)15.00
Nymphe15.00
Unknown (Dark Pink Bomb)15.00
Uncle Tom15.20
Louis van Houtte15.50
Dr. Alexander Fleming15.75
Primevere15.83
Vivid Rose15.83
Fairbanks16.00
Pillow Cases16.00
Paul M. Wild16.13
Eden's Perfume16.67
Pillow Talk17.00
Prairie Charm? (Intersectional) Rosy Prospects?17.00
Red Monarch17.00
Felix Supreme17.20
Monsieur Martin Cahuzac17.20
Katherine Fontayen (Catharina Fontijn)17.57
White Frost17.80

Week 7 (Very Late)

Candy Stripe18.00
First Arrival (Intersectional)18.00
The Fawn18.00
Elsa Sass18.50
Myra MacRae18.75
Dinner Plate19.00
Sarah Bernhardt19.00
Green Halo19.20
Primevera19.40
Moonstone19.50
George W. Peyton20.20
Moon River20.67
Canary Brilliants (Intersectional)21.00
Lollipop (Intersectional)21.00
Pillow Talk?21.00
Red Monarch?21.00
Negricans22.00
Red Romance?22.67
Nick Shaylor24.00
Twitterpated?24.50
Kelway's Glorious24.80
Moonstone?25.00