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PlantFiles: Tree Peony
Paeonia 'High Noon'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: High Noon

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Fimiano On Jun 4, 2012, Fimiano from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Question: I have had 'High Noon' about 10 yrs, zone 4, georgeous. This year(warmer than ususal winter,wetter than usual spring) a sprout emerged from underground,near main stem of plant, which flowered a pink tree peony flower! I have no other tree peonies, and this is definitely a different flower-form sl different, flowered 10 days later than my usual yellow blooms.Question is this: are these grafted plants, & is this a sprout off the the mother graft? How odd it happened 10 years after I have had this growing in my garden! Comments?

Positive montaragardener On Mar 21, 2011, montaragardener from Montara, CA wrote:

This is an amazing tree peony. The plant itself is a strong grower and it blooms freely for me as well as reblooms in the fall. This is the only tree peony that I have ever had regularly rebloom. It is a jewel.

Positive hankeat On Jul 11, 2008, hankeat from Berlin
Germany (Zone 7a) wrote:

The flower of High Noon only expose it center in first few days. After that it'll grow further and turn itself into a cup shape. In the end period it become a close flower like a ball.

Positive lego_brickster On Sep 15, 2004, lego_brickster from Lawrenceville, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Any tree peony is worth the time and investment.
Many Tree Peonies take up to four years before they begin to bloom but can live for up to 100 years. This was the first year any of mine have bloomed.

This American hybrid has clear lemon yellow flowers marked red at the center and is tall and upright.
It won the American Peony Society Gold Medal for 1989.
Semi-double flowers, 5 feet tall.

While all tree peonies can take full sun, this will make their flowers fade more quickly. Best to choose a spot that gets some shade during the blooming months of April and May.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Montara, California
Stamford, Connecticut
Washington, District Of Columbia
Peachtree City, Georgia
Farmersburg, Indiana
Fallston, Maryland
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coshocton, Ohio

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