3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Himalayan Peony Overview
Paeonia emodi is a herbaceous perennial in the Paeoniaceae family. Originating from Central Asia, this plant typically grows to around 1.2m tall and it is commonly known by the name Himalayan Peony. It produces divided, shiny green leaves and scented white blooms with golden-yellow centres. The flowers are borne on tall stems, they measure between 8-12cm across and there may be up to 4 flowers per stem.
How to propagate Himalayan Peony
Divide autumn or early in spring.
Propagate by seed in autumn (may take up to 3 years to germinate), tuberous species by root cuttings in winter, tree peonies by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Grafting in winter.
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Other uses of Himalayan Peony
Grown for their bold foliage, showy blooms and in some species colourful seed pods. Flower arranging. As Alice Morse Earle the American author and historian (1851-1911) memorably wrote: "The Peony always looks like a well-dressed, well-shod, well-gloved girl of birth, breeding, and of equal good taste and good health; a girl who can swim and hike and play golf ..."