Command Performance Peony

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Glorious dollops of bold red ruffles, the Command Performance Peony (Paeonia 'Command Performance') certainly commands attention in the spring landscape! These incredible double blooms have rounded full centers of frilly petals, surrounded by a single ring of larger flat petals. Command Performance is all saturated color through and through, and perfumed with the delightful Peony fragrance!

Backed by clumps of lobed, glossy deep green leaves, these perennials grow 24-36 inches tall when in bloom and 3-4 feet wide all growing season! Sturdy stems hold these large flowers aloft for pollinators, and in your bouquets indoors with ease! Be sure to leave some outdoors for the pollinators because every bee, butterfly and Hummingbird around will show up for the show!

An American Peony Society Grand Champion has earned a spot in your landscape not just because of its impressive color saturation and fragrance, but because it is regarded as one of the largest Peony blooms available worldwide! Remarkably cold-hardy and durable in USDA growing zones 3 through 8, Peony rhizomes have thick, fleshy roots and several 'eyes' that are best planted in the fall or early spring.

Planting and Application:

Living for generations, Command Performance Peony will make themselves at home for an encore performance year after year, getting bigger and better every spring that passes! Use Peony in your perennial border or mixed shrub garden and cottage gardens! They'll dress up a foundation planting or a front yard berm with enormous, eye-catching blossoms and you will look like a master gardener in no time!

These fragrant blooms are perfect additions to cut-flower gardens and pollinator gardens! Start your own Peony obsession with these vibrant blooms that smell lovely and feed hummingbirds and butterflies. Like enormous landing pads on stiff stems that won't falter to keep their blooms upright. This makes these flowers perfect for cut flower arrangements!

  • Incredible Fragrance & Depth of Color
  • Huge 8 -9 inch Double Red Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Long-Lived & Cold Hardy
  • Strong Stems & Great Cut Flowers
  • Specimen Plants for Beds, Borders, Rows & Groupings!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This perennial is long-lived and tenacious! Plant in a sunny spot with well-drained soil, that also has good air circulation. Provide regular yet moderate moisture while first establishing, but then, these rhizomes are drought tolerant. Deadhead after bloom and cut the foliage down after it yellows.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Blooms Fade
  • Prune Late Fall After Foliage Yellows
  • Find Tips on Planting Bareroot Peony Here

Set the stage for generations with the vivid red, fully double Command Performance Peony today from!

Information About Bareroot Peonies

Bareroot Peonies are shipped as nice, 3-5 eye bareroot divisions. Their woody roots are not uniform, it is normal for each root to look slightly different.

Nature Hills Nursery ships bare-root Peonies in the fall according to your growing zone to ensure they will remain dormant all winter until emerging in spring.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Command Performance Peony Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Paeonia x 'Command Performance'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 - 36 inches
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant Yes