How to grow Paeonia officinalis

Paeonia officinalis grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Paeonia also known as Common peony or Garden peony, Paeonia officinalis perennial evergreen or deciduous plant used as fragrant cut flower ornamental plant and also medical uses, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropics climate and grow in hardiness zone 8-10.

Leaves color green some cultivars red or purple with green, the shape of the leaf like elliptic leaves connected together three connected in the base some of them lobed.

Paeonia officinalis flowers

Flower fragrant color can be: pink, white, yellow, red, orange or purple, flowers are multi-petals.

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How to grow Peonies growing and care:

Cool winter (chilling hours to bloom), well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Summer / Autumn

How to prune:
Old flowers and dead leaves

Size of the plant?
60-80cm 24-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flowers the color can be: pink, white, yellow, red, orange or purple, flowers are multi-petals

Scientific name:

Paeonia officinalis

How to grow Paeonia officinalis

Paeonia officinalis plant care

Growing Paeonia officinalis

Paeonia officinalis flower

Growing Paeonia officinalis plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9