Paeonias from China, with large pink or white flowers. Paeonia lactiflora - the Chinese peony or common garden peony - is native to central and eastern Asia from eastern Tibet across northern China to eastern Siberia.
Where does Paeonia lactiflora grow?
Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need support. See Peony cultivation: herbaceous for further information.
Where are peonies commonly found?
Peonies are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished, ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species.
Where do peonies grow naturally?
Thirty two species of wild peonies are native from the Mediterranean region to eastern Asia, with two species endemic to western North America. The wild peony species are mostly herbaceous perennials, but some Chinese species are woody shrubs, mistakenly but perhaps permanently called tree peonies in English.
Where do peonies grow in the US?
But, scattered throughout that same region are many areas that do get enough winter chill to grow peonies. California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and other southern states have many areas with enough winter chill hours to grow peonies.
Are peonies hard to grow?
Peonies are easy to grow and maintain with little care. They bloom in late spring or early in summer, delighting all that behold with their wondrous floral display. Peony blooms are a staple to spring time are a popular cut flower. Be sure to know each peony characteristics before you choose yours!
Should you buy peonies closed?
1. Buy them as closed buds - At the market, choose the ones that are as closed as possible. Its tempting to get the pretty ones that have already fully bloomed, but those will only last a few days in your home, and theyre more likely to get damaged during transit - petals falling off, etc.