3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Paeonia officinalis is a deciduous perennial species in the Paeoniaceae family. It typically grows to around 70cm in height. It produces dark green leaves and pretty, single, cup-shaped red-purple blooms with yellow centres. These are produced from early summer and they measure approximately 12cm across.
Common problems with Peony
How to propagate 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.
Other uses of Peony
Border, wildflower/meadow, cutting bed, ground cover