Paeonia is part of the Paeonia (Peony) genus and its scientific name is Paeonia.
Native to Asia, Peonies produce elegant oldworldy flowers that appear in many different colours that range from red, to white and even yellow. Although generally considered a difficult plant to grow, the Peony tends to tolerate a large range of different environments and is often quite low maintenance.It is a non-edible flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Normally grows with a shrub-like habit. If you would like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, consider growing this plant.
Typically, Paeonia is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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- Try to plant in a position that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, as deep shade will tend to reduce flower production.
- Ensure adequate drainage – peonies hate to be sitting in standing water.
- Mulch well when needed, this will also keep keep weeds at bay.
The best time to transplant Peonies are often in the Autumn / Fall, as it gives the plant a good amount of time to develop enough of a feeder root system before the frosts arrive.
Peonies on the whole hate to be moved, so choose your planting position wisely, and ensure to plant in good, fertile soil – adding compost or other organic matter if you feel that the soil needs enhancement.
Peonies are often transplanted through bare root division: when planting this way, ensure that the root is planted at least 5cm below the surface – too deep and the plant will flower only superficially, too shallow and you will risk exposing the root system to environmental damage.
Peonies can be wonderful cut flowers, but care needs to be taken that the blooms are not taken from young plants – the blooms are very difficult to cut without damaging leaves, which are an essential food supply for the plant. Remember not to cut flowers from plants less than about 3 years of age and try to leave as much foliage as possible each time you cut.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Paeonia so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Paeonia so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Paeonia plants:
Hybrid Peony, Chinese peony, Peony
Paeonia x, Paeonia hybrid
30 Aug 2011
The most beautiful shades of soft pink. Full, double flowers with excellent form. If only it were fragrant, this would be the PERFECT peony for me. One of my favourites! Excellent vase life.
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Popular varieties of Paeonia
- Bowl of Beauty
- Claude Barrow Jr.
- Cora Louise
- Coral Charm
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