How to grow Paeonia officinalis

Paeonia officinalis growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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