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European Peony

Paeonia hybrid

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Paeonia hybrid

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Paeonia hybrid Plant Information

Scientific Name: Paeonia hybrid
Common Name: European peony
Family: Paeoniaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, cutflowers
Plant Form: upright, rounded
Height: 3 - 4 feet
Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Foliage: foliage is alternate and the leaflets may be lobed
Flower: pink, white, rose, or red flowers are singles or doubles and up to 6" across

flowers have a sweet scent
Bloom Period: Spring - Summer
Sun: partial shade - light shade
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: prefers soil that is well-drained, moist, and fertile
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 3 - 7
Maintenance: mulch in summer, but not in winter

chilling hours are required for blooming

propagation by division; divisions may take up to 3 years to bloom
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to bacterial blight

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