Scientific Name: Paeonia lactiflora Form: Vase
Common Name:garden peony, Chinese peony Texture:Coarse
Family Name:PaeoniaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Central / west Asia Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Compound, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Tripinnate, Biternate, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Entire, Incised, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Flowers solitary, (Floriferous), White, Pink, Red, Dark-red, May- Jun
Fruit: Follicle, Aggregate fruit, Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Floristry, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Spring interest
Key ID Features:Flowers to 10 cm wide, white to pink, many petals, buds round; leaves mostly with three deeply entire or incised leaflets.