(Paeonia officinalis)
(Paeonia lactiflora)
Other Names
Peony, Common Peony, Chinese Peony.
N.W. America, E. Asia, S. Europe.
Perennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 2 - 8.
Bloom - Spring.
Up to 2.5 ft (75 cm).
Sun, or partial shade. Well drained, rich soils. In colder climates, plant your Peony
sheltered from chilly winds, to prevent bloom frost bites.
Propagation - By division.
Peony blooms may not last long, but when they do,
they look absolutely spectacular.
Root of Peony has use in traditional medicine.
It helps in a variety of health problems, such as coughs, kidney stones, or hemorrhoids. For extra height and highlight, try Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa syn. P.moutan), which will reach up to 7 ft.
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