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Paeonia is a genus of around 36 herbaceous perennial plants or deciduous subshrubs. They reside in the Paeoniaceae family and are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. They have large, compound, deeply divided leaves and large, showy, often fragrant flowers. These plants have been extensively cultivated in China and in Europe since the 15th Century. There is a wide variety of cultivars and hybrids with diverse growth habits, flower colours and forms available. Some have won the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit and are included in the “Plants for Pollinators” initiative.
Divide in autumn or early in spring.
Many species can be propagated by seed.
Attracts useful insects
Asia, Europe and Western North America.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Sand, Loam, Clay, Chalk
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Multicoloured, Red, White, Pink, Yellow