Common Peony is a plant which belongs to the Paeonia (Peony) genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (officinalis) means 'used medicinally'.
This plant is toxic to pets. 2It is a flower / ornamental that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally grows with a bush-like habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring, followed by first harvests in late spring. Popular varieties of Common Peony with home gardeners are Festiva Maxima, Sarah Bernhardt, Pink, Dark Pink, and Red Charm.
Common Peony is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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If you wish to use peonies as cut flowers inside cut them the day before they open fully, place them in cool water in the shade and if there are any ants they will leave your flowers on their own and you can enjoy an ant free arrangement.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Common Peony so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Common Peony so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Common Peony plants:
Said to protect against bad weather and motion sickness. Said to ward off evil.
There is an ‘old wives tale’ that says that ants are needed to open the peony flowers.
Common peony, Peony
Paeonia officinalis L.