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Paeonia officinalis (Common Peony)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 504092



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Dilleniales
Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia
Species: Paeonia officinalis
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Deciduous
  • Fragrant
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 3a (to -35 F / -37 C)
  • 3b (to -30 F / -34 C)
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • May
Flowering End edit
  • June
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
  • Green - Dark
Leaf Shape edit
  • Lobed
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Cottage Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Acidic / Peaty
  • Alkaline / Chalky
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Deer Resistant
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • Most peonies perform best in full sun. edit | delete
  • if tuber is planted too deep the plant will not flower edit | delete
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Contributors For This Plant
Droopy (10087)
Netty (13558)
Jewell (5504)
Peppersage (122)
petunia (333)
  Cayuga Morning (1356)
toni (36069)


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