The Main Plant entry for Peonies (Paeonia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy

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Common names
  • Peony

Photo Gallery
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Yuushien Garden in Daikonshima, Japan
Date: 2023-10-31
Location: Bea’s garden
Tree peony seed pod
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-21
Pink Peony 033
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-04-27
Peony 101
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 30, 2014
Close Up View
Location: Twisp
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-06-16
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2008-06-06

Date: 2003-06-04

Date: 2018-06-02
Location: W E Upjohn Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor
Date: 2024-05-24
Sunny side up.  P. lactiflora 'Bai Yu Pan' (Not in the NGA databa
Location: Yuushien Garden in Daikonshima, Japan
Date: 2023-10-31
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2016-05-31
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 30, 2014
Close Up View
Location: My garden, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2023-05-12
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2019-05-14
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-05-23
Location: Local nursery.
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Garden
Date: 2017-10
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-06-04
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2007-03-24
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-05-24 
A healthy peony bush specimen ready to bloom.
Location: Yuushien Garden in Daikonshima, Japan
Date: 2023-10-31
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: May 2013
NOID beauty
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2020-06-02
#pollination  #wasp

Date: 2015-05-25
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2023-05-24
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2023-06-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2020-05-22
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-06-16
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2008-06-06
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-05-24 
Peony buds ready to open.
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-03-28
Ants are good on Peony buds!  They protect the bud from other ins
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2008-06-06
Location: Cornwall, England
Date: 05/11/2017
public domain photo of a seedling Peony by John Jearrard via his

Date: 2018-06-03

Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2020-06-06
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2023-06-01

Date: 2018-05-30
Location: Neighbors unknown 
Date: 2023-05-27
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-04-18
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2019-04-26
herbaceous peony
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-06-06
A favourite place for our bumble bees to spend the night.

Date: 2015-05-27

Date: 2017-05-30

Date: 2017-04-09
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: May 5, 2014
pretty  color
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: May 5, 2014
not Festiva Maxima
Location: Maine

Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Maryland
Date: 2016-05-30
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-05-25
To show wide variations in foliage amongst some emerging seedling
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: May 2, 2022
Peony #38 nn; LHB p. 405, 70-17, "Ancient name said to commemorat
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2020-06-02
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2014-05-26
unknown fernleaf peony hybrid
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-05-24 
Before the 'grand opening' of the Peony.
Location: American Peony Society Garden, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Date: 07/16/2003
photo [mislabeled as 'Pink Lemonade'] by Cornell Plantations via
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-03-06
Quickly emerging growth with bud already appearing.
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Uploaded by TBGDN
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2020-05-22
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-05-15
Location: Aurora, On
Date: 2014-06-12
White bomb peony
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
AHHH SO BIG
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-06-01
L'il (Little) Sweetie - strangely unregistered but an early Sprin

Date: 2015-04-08
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2014-04-28
Peony blooms, NOID Single White

Date: 2014-05-14
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2009-06-14
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2009-06-23
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Maine
Date: 2022-06-13
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2019-06-12
Fully opened (finally!)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (April 2022)
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: Neighbors plant
Date: 2023-05-27
Location: Local nursery.
Date: 2014-05-21

Date: 2015-05-28
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-21
Pink Peony 034
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-06-04
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2019-04-23
No ID
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-06-04
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-06-04
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2006-05-30
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2019-06-11

Date: 2009-01-01
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-05-16
Location: My garden
Date: 5-20-21
Tree peony
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
EEK SO BIG
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Bloomington, MN
Date: 2019-06-02
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2020-05-16
garage side garden
Location: Middle TN
Date: May 7, 2018
Volunteer seeding, first year bloom.
Location: Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor
Date: 2016-06-02
Dew drops tell a story of a bud that was more tightly closed when

Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Arboretum Ellerhoop -Thiensen, Germany.
Date: 2012-06-12
Location: Arboretum Ellerhoop -Thiensen, Germany.
Date: 2012-06-12

Date: 2015-05-25
Location: Hillsborough, NC, USA
Date: 2019-02-18
First day above ground for a new plant. (planted fall 2018)
Uploaded by Val
  • Uploaded by Val

Date: 2021-06-04
Location: Eugene oregon
Date: 5/28/2019 1:30pm
Pink cup
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2020-06-03
White peony
Location: Illinois zone 6
Date: 2008-05-10
Tree peony
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-04-21
Peony 104
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-04-27
Peony 103

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Uploaded by joannakat
Location: Neighbors plant
Date: 2023-05-27
Location: Local nursery.
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Local nursery.
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: South Carolina
Date: 2020-04-11
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2024-05-05
Assorted seedlings
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2019-04-26
herbaceous peony
Location: Front yard-Salisbury, MD
Date: 2018-05-15
Location: My garden
Date: 5-22-21
Peony
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-04
Unnamed heirloom peony - one of countless anonymous peonies whose
Location: My garden
Date: 5-26-21
Tree peony
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2019-06-01
With the requisite ants :-)
Location: My garden
Date: 5-20-21
Tree peony
Location: Butchart Gardens, B.C., Canada
Location: My garden
Date: 5-25-21
Tree peony
Location: Butchart Gardens, B.C., Canada
Location: Butchart Gardens, B.C., Canada
Location: Butchart Gardens, B.C., Canada
Location: Butchart Gardens, B.C., Canada
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2022-05-10
Pink And White Peony 011
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-04

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: c. 1925
illustration from the 1925 catalog, Burpee's, Philadelphia, Penns
Location: Germany
Date: April, 2020
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (April 2022)
Date: 2022-04-02

Date: 2015-04-25

credit: Simon Koopmann
Location: Arboretum Ellerhoop -Thiensen, Germany.
Date: 2012-06-12
Location: Maine
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-11
An anonymous white Japanese form peony being visited by a tiny ho
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2014-05-14
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: May 2, 2022
Peony #38 nn; LHB p. 405, 70-17, "Ancient name said to commemorat
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-04-04
Location: East Tennessee  
Date: 2014-05-26
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2020-06-04
Pale pink and white peony
Location: Ralston, OK
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-05-01
Peony 019
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-25
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-04-25
Such a joy to behold

Credit Gertrud K
Location: Maine
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-25
Peony 041
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-05-27
Uploaded by soilsandup
Location: Local nursery.
Date: 2014-05-21
Growing in part shade.
Location: Local nursery.
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Meadowlark gardens
so fluffy
Location: Local nursery.
Date: 2014-05-21

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2016-04-16
Emerging peony stems

Date: 2016-04-29
Adolescent peony bush
Location: Back yard Salisbury, MD
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: Pompton lakes, NJ
Date: May 26, 2014
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2019-06-11
Location: A garden in B.C. Canada
Date: 2012-06-18
Location: paola kansas
Date: 5/26/19
Uploaded by SCButtercup
Uploaded by stilldew

Date: 2014-06-02
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-05-02
herbaceous peony growing around the trunk of a tree peony
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-05-11
Beautiful plant but produces very few flowers
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-05-11

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2013-06-23
Photo courtesy of: Stefan Bucher
Uploaded by gemini_sage
Location: Twisp
Date: 2015-06-01
Wish I knew the name of this one.
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-05-26
Uploaded by pinkiris

Date: 2015-05-28
Location: Twisp
Date: 2015-05-31
Unknown white cultivar with a pale pink blush

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-26
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-21
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-05-04
Pink Peonies 010
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-05-04
Pink Peonies 008
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-30
Peony 047
Location: Hillsborough, NC, USA
Date: 2018-10-15
Peony's eyes right above effective soil level, before being cover
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2014-04-28
Peony, Chinese, NOID Single White
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2010-04-18
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2019-05-17
Location: East Tennessee  
Date: 2014-05-26
Location: East Tennessee  
Date: 2014-05-26
Location: East Tennessee  
Date: 2014-05-26
Uploaded by Ticker
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-04-27
Peony 102
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-04-27
I suspect this is Sarah Bernhardt, given its age and the fact it
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-04-27
No clue who this beauty might be.
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-21
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-04-24
The fragrance is just as wonderful as the bloom
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-04-25
Note the herbaceous peony around the trunk of this tree

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2008-06-14
Credit lezumbalaberenjena
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-05-02
Twin
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-05-27
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-21
Pink Peony 024

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2014-05-05

Date: 2014-05-05

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2016-06-02
Emerging bloom
Location: A garden in B.C. Canada
Date: 2012-06-18
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-04-18
Cut blooms from my garden
Uploaded by Cem9165
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-05-01
Uploaded by virginiarose
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-04-29
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-03-26
Buds already forming on NOID peony
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-03-26
Ants already lining up!
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2014-05-06

Date: 2014-05-06

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-05-26
Location: Hillsborough, NC, USA
Date: 2019-03-26
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by stilldew

Date: 2014-05-06

Date: 2014-05-06

Date: 2014-05-06

Date: 2017-05-20

Date: 2014-05-19

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Middle TN
Date: May 7, 2018
Volunteer seeding, first year bloom.

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2005-05-11
Photo courtesy of: Bob Gutowski

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2007-05-21
Uploaded by pirl

Date: 2014-06-05
Photo courtesy of: Tero Laakso

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: 2012-06-16
Photo courtesy of: James Steakley
Location: Paeonia advanced generation lutea hybrid seedling from Roger Anderson flowering in the garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Date: 2012-04-30
Photo courtesy of: James Steakley
Location: Hillsborough, NC, USA
Date: 2019-02-15
Location:  Bronx NY
Date: 2018-04-24
Brand new wintersow seedling!

Date: 2015-05-26
Uploaded by pirl
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-04-28
Emerging pips in spring. Bare root planted last fall.
Location: Worcester, MA
Date: 2017-07-10
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-04-04
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-04-04
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-06-02

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-25

Date: 2015-05-19
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-05-02
Pink Peony 015
Location: Elizabeth Colorado
Date: 2015-06-21
1st bloom on 1st year plant

Date: 2016-04-29
Ants on immature peony bud

Date: 2016-06-04
Young blooms

Date: 2016-06-04

Date: 2016-06-04
Mature bloom
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Uploaded by abhege
Uploaded by abhege
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-04-22
unknown tree peony

Date: 2015-04-25
Uploaded by Cem9165
Uploaded by Cem9165
Uploaded by Cem9165
Uploaded by Cem9165

Date: 2014-05-06

Date: 2015-05-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-19

Date: 2015-04-25
Uploaded by SCButtercup

Date: 2015-04-25

Date: 2015-05-28
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-05-26

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2015-05-27

Date: 2015-05-26

Date: 2015-05-26
Location: Garden
Date: 2017-06-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-04-27
Uploaded by foraygardengirl
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Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On May 17, 2015 Bloomed
wildrose On September 14, 2014 Obtained plant
UncleWill On November 26, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
dnrevel On March 6, 2024 Plant emerged
Growing well, two plants in the backyard landscape. Using hoops to support. Healthy and happy in 2024.
WebTucker On May 2, 2022 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Mmmmm..... by wcgypsy Feb 5, 2013 10:45 AM 1
vintage NOID peony by chickhill Apr 23, 2014 3:28 PM 0
Great shot! by SongofJoy May 6, 2014 5:25 AM 1
glows by chickhill May 6, 2014 12:59 PM 0
Untitled by EdBurton Jun 15, 2016 2:12 PM 5
Which peony? by CarolineScott Jun 14, 2016 7:16 PM 2
Doesn't look like a Tulip by Marilyn Oct 24, 2015 1:06 AM 1
Wrong Picture by kousa Oct 11, 2017 6:00 PM 1
Wow, your peony has beautiful fall color! by TsFlowers Nov 16, 2017 11:10 AM 1
bowl of beauty? by joannakat May 3, 2018 8:49 PM 0
id by Hamwild Jun 12, 2019 2:45 PM 1
1953 description by scvirginia Feb 22, 2024 1:43 PM 2

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