Peony Paeonia 'All That Jazz' (d)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
peony 'All That Jazz'


The Paeonia 'All That Jazz' is a type of peony known for its particularly striking flowers. The plant blooms with large, intricate blossoms that can be characterized by their unique coloration. The petals, which are broad and rounded, showcase a warm, creamy base color that is heavily streaked and edged with vibrant pink to raspberry stripes. These dramatic markings give the appearance of an artist's brush strokes, lending a whimsical and slightly painterly effect to the blooms. Each flower is semi-double, meaning that it has more petals than a single bloom, but fewer than a full double blossom, giving it a lush, full look without being overly dense. The central part of the flower may show exposed stamens, which add an additional texture and often have a golden hue, contrasting nicely with the petal colors. The peony's foliage is another attractive feature, with leaves that are deep green and glossy. They provide a rich background that further enhances the beauty of the flowers. The leaves are typically divided into leaflets and may have a slightly serrated edge, which adds to the overall texture of the plant. In summary, Paeonia 'All That Jazz' offers a delightful display of uniquely patterned blooms on a backdrop of lush green foliage, creating a striking visual impression in any garden setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Peony, Garden Peony, Herbaceous Peony

    • Common names

      Paeonia 'All That Jazz'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Paeonia 'All That Jazz' is a variety of peony. Peonies are generally considered non-toxic to humans. They are not known to cause serious poisoning if ingested in small quantities. However, like many plants, they can cause gastrointestinal upset if eaten in large amounts. Symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It's also possible to have an allergic reaction, with symptoms such as skin rash or hives in susceptible individuals. If any parts of the plant are ingested and adverse reactions are experienced, it's advisable to seek medical attention.

    • To pets

      The Paeonia 'All That Jazz' is a type of peony, which is generally regarded as low in toxicity to pets. However, if a dog or cat ingests a large amount of peony, it may experience mild gastrointestinal upset, including symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms are typically not severe. It is unlikely for peonies to cause serious poisoning in pets, but it's always important to monitor your pet's health and consult with a veterinarian if you notice any unusual signs or behaviors after ingestion.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Paeonia 'All That Jazz', commonly known as peony, offers exquisite blooms that add significant ornamental value to gardens and landscapes.
    • Aesthetic Variety: With its unique color patterns and flares, it introduces visual variety and can be a striking focal point.
    • Fragrance: Peonies are known for their delightful fragrance, which can enhance the sensory experience of any garden or space where they are planted.
    • Longevity: Peonies are perennial plants, meaning they can live and bloom for many years, offering long-term benefits without the need to replant annually.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, peonies require minimal care, making them an excellent choice for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Pollinator Friendly: These flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Cut Flower Use: Peony blooms are long-lasting when cut, making them popular choices for floral arrangements and bouquets.
    • Seasonal Interest: Peonies have a specific blooming season, marking the arrival of spring or early summer and bringing seasonal interest to gardens.
    • Hardiness: Peonies are known for their hardiness and can withstand cold climates, making them suitable for many different garden zones.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Adding a flourish to salads: The petals of peonies can be sprinkled over salads for a burst of color and a light, floral flavor.
    • Dyeing fabric: The blossoms of the peony can be used to create natural dyes in shades of pink and red for textiles and craft projects.
    • Cocktail garnishes: Peony petals can be frozen into ice cubes or used as edible decorations in fancy cocktails and drinks.
    • Floral baths: The petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, fragrant soaking experience that promotes relaxation.
    • Crafting potpourri: Dried peony petals can be mixed with other flowers and spices to create a fragrant, natural potpourri.
    • Peony petal confetti: Dried petals can be used as a biodegradable confetti alternative at weddings and celebrations.
    • Herbal sachets: The petals can be dried and placed in fabric sachets to freshen up drawers and closets.
    • Culinary syrups: Infusing simple syrups with peony petals for use in desserts and drinks for a subtle floral sweetness.
    • Book pressing: Peony flowers can be pressed in between the pages of books for crafting and keepsake purposes.
    • Culinary jelly: Peony petals can be made into a jelly, offering a uniquely flavored spread for bread and pastries.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Peony is often used in Feng Shui to promote romance and prosperity. It is believed to have strong association with wealth and honor in Chinese culture. In Feng Shui, you may place Peonies in your love or wealth area, or in the living room, to enhance the flowering of relationships or financial opportunities. However, they should be avoided in the bedroom of married couples, as they can bring thoughts of infidelity.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Peony is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Prosperity: Peonies are often associated with wealth and good fortune, with many believing that these flowers can bring financial success.
    • Romance: With their lush, full, rounded blooms, peonies are commonly considered a symbol of romantic love and sometimes even used to celebrate anniversaries or offered as gestures of affection.
    • Happy Marriage: In some cultures, peonies represent a happy marriage, making them a popular choice for weddings and wedding-related occasions.
    • Beauty: The peony, with its impressive and attractive flowers, is seen as a symbol of beauty in various cultures, celebrating physical and inner charm.
    • Honor: Giving peonies can also be seen as a sign of honor and respect towards someone, recognizing their integrity and achievements.
    • Compassion: Some interpret peonies as a symbol of compassion due to their full and embracing appearance, suggesting empathy and human connection.

Every 7-10 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3-5 years
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Peonies, including 'All That Jazz', typically prefer to be watered deeply and infrequently rather than little and often. The exact frequency will depend on your climate and the season, but a good guideline is once a week, providing about 0.5 gallons of water per plant. During hot, dry periods, watering may need to increase to twice a week. Ensure the water reaches the deep roots by using a soaker hose or watering at the base of the plant. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases. It's essential not to overwater, as peonies do not like to sit in waterlogged soil.

  • sunLight

    Peonies like 'All That Jazz' thrive best in full sun, which means they should get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. A spot that receives early morning sun is ideal as it helps dry the dew on the leaves, thereby reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Partial shade can be tolerated, but too much shade may reduce blooming and weaken the plant.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Peonies such as 'All That Jazz' are cold-hardy plants and prefer a temperate climate. They require a period of winter chill to set buds and can tolerate temperatures as low as -20°F. The ideal growth temperature range falls between 65°F and 75°F during the growing season. They can withstand short periods of heat above this range, but prolonged exposure to temperatures over 85°F can have adverse effects.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune 'All That Jazz' peonies in the fall after the leaves have died back. This helps prevent overwintering diseases and pests. Remove all the foliage and cut the stems down to about 3 inches above the ground. Dispose of the plant material instead of composting to avoid spreading any potential diseases. It's important not to prune peonies in the spring or early summer, as this can reduce the number of blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Peonies such as 'All That Jazz' thrive in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.0. A good soil mix for peonies is one part garden soil, one part compost, and one part perlite or coarse sand to enhance drainage. Avoid heavy clay or waterlogged soils which can lead to root rot.

  • plantRepotting

    Peonies typically do not need to be repotted frequently, as they prefer not to be disturbed. 'All That Jazz' should only be repotted if it outgrows its current location or if soil conditions are poor, which is typically many years apart.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Peonies like 'All That Jazz' prefer average outdoor humidity levels but can tolerate a range of conditions. They do not require high humidity and may suffer in overly humid environments without proper air circulation.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure sufficient light, avoid overwatering, and use well-drained soil.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, in well-drained soil, and space adequately.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Paeonia 'All That Jazz', commonly known as All That Jazz Peony, begins its life cycle as a seed or more commonly from division of tubers. After planting, the roots establish themselves in the soil during the fall, with the plant entering a period of dormancy during cold winter months. Come spring, shoots emerge from the soil, developing into stems with large, lobed leaves. By late spring to early summer, the plant produces showy, fragrant flowers that range in color, often with a dramatic blend of pink and cream hues with red centers. After flowering, seed pods may form, and if conditions are right, they will mature by late summer, potentially leading to self-seeding or providing seeds for propagation. In autumn, the foliage dies back with the plant returning to dormancy, conserving energy in its tuberous root for the next growth cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular method of propagating the Paeonia 'All That Jazz', commonly known as peony 'All That Jazz', is by division of root clumps. The best time to propagate peonies by division is in the fall, when the plant has become dormant. To do this, carefully dig up the entire plant, making sure to preserve as much of the root system as possible. After lifting the plant from the ground, shake off the excess soil and use a sharp knife or garden shears to divide the root clump into sections, ensuring that each section has at least 3-5 eyes, which are the potential growth points for new shoots. Afterwards, replant each division at the same depth it was growing previously, allowing for about 3 feet of space between plants to accommodate future growth. It's important to water the divisions well after planting to help establish them.