Peony

This genus is one where the number of species to include is up for debate. Estimates range from a low of 25 species to a high of 40 depending on the taxonomist consulted. They are native to parts of Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America.

Paeonia is of Greek derivation from the name of the physician, Paeon. Pluto changed Paeon into a flower in gratitude for Paeon's successful cure after Hercules defeated Pluto.

Care and Culture of Peonies - Tree Peonies

 

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Paeonia Hybrids Peony, Chinese Peony, Hybrid Peony
P. anonmia Ural Peony
P. arietina  
P. bakeri  
P. cothwea  
P. daurica  
P. humiis  
P. lactiflora Chinese Peony
P. miokosewitschii Caucasian Peony
P. mollis  
P. obovata  
P. officinalis Common Peony
P. peregrina  
P. suffruticosa Tree Peony
P. tenufolia Fernleaf Peony
P. veitchii  
P. Wittmanniana Irangold Peony
P. Wittmanniana var. macrophylla  


Peony Division listing based on season of bloom.

Division I - Mostly early May blooming (April in the South)
Very early blooming P. Wittmanniana
P. Wittmanniana var macrophylla
P. miokosewitschii
P. daurica
P. tenufolia
Later flowering P. anwnala
P. veitchii
Latest P. cothwea
P. arietina
P. bakeri
P. obovata
Division II. Mid-May Blooming
  P. officinalis
P. humiis
P. mollis
P. peregrina
Division III. Late-May Blooming
  P. lactiflora
 

 

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