Peony As Tea
Drinking tea is one of the Chinese traditions.Since ancient times, Chinese people have added clean peony petals into the tea, to add the fragrance of peony and make use of its medicinal value.According to The Compendium of Materia Medica, adding peony petals into tea and long-time peony tea drinking can prolong one’s life. Now peony healthy tea is make by mixing peony petals with green tea leaves,It has13 amino acides, vitamin, micro-elements,macro-elements and other natural elements.
Japan has the world’s second largest planting area and number of tree peonies following China.Though the national flower of Japan is sakura,Japanese people are very fond of people under the long-time influence of Chinese Culture. Peony is planted in many place in Japan,such as Tokyo, Hasedera temple and sekkoji-temple in Nara, Sukagawa, Okayama,peony garden for Master Nishii, Chiba University, and Shimane. Peony species in Japan totals more than three hundred, including Golden Pavilion, Golden King,Golden Sun, The King of Flowers,sun, hatsushima,Jade-white Lion, Minister of Flowers,Fuji-no-mine,Kamata,Yachiyo and Sunset.According to some takahiro’s peony and Chinese peony,there are 312 peony species in Japan and211 of them are developed by Japanese people. The one most worth mentioning is Cold Peony which can blossom in winter. It once shocked horticultural experts worldwide. Besides, the peony festival held in Daikon Island, Matsue every year is very popular in Japan.
Hi I am Jessica from Zhongchuan Peony Nursery, We are professional Peony Growers in China. Our plants include Paeonia Rockii, Paeoina Suffruticosa, Japanese Peony which are all Tree Peonies. And we also have Herbaceous. We have our own Peony Nursery in Northwest China, and holding Peony festival every year, Welcome everyone who is interested to visit our Nursery in 2017 Spring.
Above all, tree Peony is a deciduous shrub and woody plant, while herbaceous peony is kind of tuberous and herbal plant.Tree Peony has wide leaves which front side is slightly green or green yellow, while herbaceous peony leaves are narrow with both sides being black-green.The flowers of tree peony are formed at the top of squid and are mostly one flower each branch ,while the flowers of herbaceous peony come at the top of branches and are multiple.Blooming period is different: tree peony coming out early, but herbaceous peony flowers relatively late.These two plants’ flower season may have a interval about 15 days.Despite flowering period different between tree and herbaceous peonies, there are some similarities in growth habits and characteristics between them.Peonies tolerate both cold and drought. Herbaceous has a strong adaptability, so widely used in garden. When planted together with tree peony, it becomes a good partner of Tree peony in its blank flower season. On the other hand, herbaceous has particularities such as huge flowers, dark green leaves, long and straight stems etc. It is also an excellent material for fresh cut flowers.