Peony or paeony is a name for plants in the genus Paeonia,
the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae.
They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North
America. The peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius,
the Greek god of medicine and healing.
Peonies are herbaceous perennial plants.
Other Names: Plant of Healing, Happy Life,
Prosperity, Paeony, Chinese Peony, Common Peony,
Descriptions: Peonies have large, fragrant,
showy flower blossoms.
Size: Peonies grow from 1.5 to 5 feet
Symbolism: Peonies represent love of a
secret admirer. Peonies also represent good fortune
and a happy marriage.
Grow Details: . Peonies have few pests,
are relatively drought-resistant once established,
but getting them established can be a little bit
of a challenge, they prefer not to be moved or
Soil Type: Loamy
Soil PH: PH 6.0-7.5
Water: Standard - Moist
Light: Full Sun or Part Sun
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height: Peonies grow from 1.5 to
5 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Yellow, Pink, White,
Propagation: Peonies are propagated
by root division, and by seed.
Blooming Period: Late Spring - Early
Herbal Remedy Properties: Years ago peonies
were used in Europeas an old remedy for jaundice
and for kidney and bladder problems. Additionally
the peony root has been used to treat gout, asthma
Native Area: Peonies are native to Asia,
southern Europe and western North America.
Other: Peony is a national floral symbol
of the country of China.
| The peony is among the longest-used
flowers in ornamental culture and is one of the
smallest living creature national emblems in China.
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