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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Paeonia x suffruticosa Accepted
Paeonia x suffruticosa subsp. suffruticosa Synonym
Paeonia decomposita Synonym
Paeonia szechuanica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 - 5 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Parentage: Paeonia jishanensis x Paeonia rockii

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Location: z5 MA, my gardenDate: 2010-5-06Bloom Day 2
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Location: Northville, MichiganDate: 2019-05-26
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Date: 2016-04-22
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Date: 2016-04-23
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-05-05
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Date: 2009-04-04Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-05-05
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Date: 2009-04-04Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
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Date: 2016-04-20
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2018-05-11
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2020-03-22
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-04-26In a friends garden
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Date: 2012-04-26
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-04-26In a friends garden
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-01In a friends garden
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-01In a friends garden
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-04In a friends garden
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Location: the first image from the registration of paeonia suffruticosaDate: 2015-01-01Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews, Bot. Repos. 6: t. 373. 1804
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-05-18
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Location: CZ ZatecDate: 4000-05-18
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Date: 2011-04-08Photo courtesy of: Bambo
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Date: 2008-04-21Credit TANAKA Juuyoh
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Date: 2016-04-20
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Location: Botanical magazine 47: t. 2175, Paeonia moutan var. papaveracea 1820Author Sims
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Date: 2009-04-05Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
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Date: 2009-04-05Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
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Date: 2011-02-07Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
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Date: 2008-04-21Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
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Date: 2009-04-30Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
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Date: 2012-05-01Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
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Date: 2011-04-08Photo courtesy of: Bambo
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Date: 2005-11-13Photo courtesy of: Eric Hunt
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Date: 2008-01-27Photo courtesy of: Italo
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Date: 2011-02-22Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
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Date: 2009-04-04Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
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Date: 2008-04-21Credit TANAKA Juuyoh
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Plant Events from our members
AndreA33 On April 19, 2016 Transplanted
Une rouge, une blanche et une rose achetées chez Lidl le 20/05:2015
jerseyridgearts On May 8, 2015 Bloomed
pink NOID
jerseyridgearts On May 8, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
pink NOID
jerseyridgearts On May 8, 2015 Bloomed
red NOID - one (1) bud
jerseyridgearts On May 5, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
white NOID - ten (10) buds
eclayne On May 22, 2015 Bloomed
MrsBinWY On March 5, 2021 Seeds germinated
Brought container back in on 2-2-2021. Poking around in the container on 2-12-2021, found 1 more seed (a floater) had sent its radical down. Hope to see a leaf (plumule?) one day soon. Another plumule (from a sinker, not the floater on which I observed a radical) was fully emerged 3-5-2021 when I got back from Montana. Potted it up (lots of roots) on 3-7-2021. Refridged the container on 5-2-2021.
MrsBinWY On June 14, 2020 Seeds germinated
1 showing (one of the floaters) when unfridged 6-14-20 - pricked out and potted up same day. No others emerged, so back outside 9-6-20 for another cold treatment.
MrsBinWY On December 14, 2019 Seeds sown
6 seeds (all) from maxx2's 2019G in milk jug. Just barely filed seed coats & soaked 24 hours (3 floaters, 3 sinkers). Give 3 months of warm, moist stratification (room temp) & 3 months of cold, moist stratification (fridge). Fridged 3-13-20.
ShawnSteve On January 3, 2021 Seeds sown
Warm soak. Any "floaters" may be slightly filed. Or, I just may gently file, all of them. Sourced from vendor, Peony Envy.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Please help identify this plant by jacekmaciej May 10, 2021 10:55 PM 2
Unknown Plant by Bethanie123 Dec 8, 2020 1:31 PM 7
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Merian Gardens in Basel (Bâle) Switzerland by sunnyvalley Apr 5, 2018 12:20 PM 236
Adding Pictures to the database by jnbgregg Jul 20, 2017 10:23 AM 4
Another Unidentified Flowering Object (Tree Peony) by marsrover Jun 17, 2016 8:43 AM 11
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