Peony (Paeonia obovata) in the Peonies Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Paeonia obovata Accepted
Paeonia japonica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

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Location: CalgaryDate: 2013-09-10Seeds
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-05-05
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Location: Harrogate Flower ShowDate: 2019-04-27
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Location: CalgaryDate: 2013-05-05Close-up of plant bud, at end of single stalk of plant.
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: In the Will Rogers Botanical Garden & ArboretumDate: June, 2004Peony (Paeonia japonica) 001
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Location: In the Will Rogers Botanical Garden & ArboretumDate: June, 2004Peony (Paeonia japonica) 002
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Location: In the Will Rogers Botanical Garden & ArboretumDate: June, 2004Peony (Paeonia japonica) 003
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-05-05
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Location: CalgaryDate: 2013-05-16Paeonia obovata alba
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Photo Courtesy of Shikoku Garden Inc.
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Comments:
Posted by dorab (Calgary - Zone 3a) on May 8, 2013 8:37 PM

My photo is of Paeonia obovata alba, and this is the first bud since planting in 2009. The plant is in an east-facing bed, which receives good morning light.

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