Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) in the Peonies Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Paeonia lactiflora Accepted
Paeonia albiflora Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Pollinators: Various insects

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May 23, 2015

We open the Peonies Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars in our peonies database. Join us as we spend the week celebrating these wonderful blooms.

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Location: my garden, Zone 7A NCDate: 2011-05-11
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Paeonia lactiflora var. pottsii circa 1831 SGS A
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Date: 2009-04-30Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
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Date: 2009-04-30Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
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Date: 2009-05-24Photo courtesy of: NjuTIKA
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Location: Jardin des Plantes de ParisPhoto courtesy of: Pancrat
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Date: 2009-05-30Photo courtesy of: liz west
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Location: New York Botanical Garden.Date: 2012-05-26Photo courtesy of: Kelvinsong
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-06-06
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-06-06
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Daylilies, and a few peonies by alilyfan Jul 31, 2018 6:23 PM 0
Incorrect photo? by garyon Jun 4, 2018 9:18 AM 9
Don Hollingsworth, peony hybridizer extraordinaire by frankrichards16 Dec 29, 2018 6:50 AM 23
William H. Krekler (1900-2002) from Somerville, Ohio by frankrichards16 Jun 2, 2018 6:22 AM 5
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Feb 13, 2019 11:53 PM 1,742
Irises 2017: Wet, Cold & Muddy by TBGDN Jul 18, 2017 10:43 AM 124
Finding treasure in my new home! by PrudenceFox May 22, 2017 3:12 PM 2
peony BARBARA by wilfred1 May 17, 2017 5:10 PM 5
White Flower Border by evelyninthegarden Nov 1, 2018 9:15 PM 71
Blooming in May.... by wcgypsy May 30, 2017 5:00 PM 56

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