Peony "The King of Flowers' Paeonia 3g



'The King of Flowers'

Size: 3g $90

Also known as Peonies, these beauties symbolize prosperity, good luck, love and honour.

Peonies were the official national flower of China until 1929.

Under the reign of the Sui Dynasty, from 581 to 618 A.D., peonies were featured prominently throughout the palace, including on the royal throne itself.

There, the “king of flowers” is thought to signify nobility, honor, and wealth.

The peony is named after Paeon, also spelled Paean, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing.

In Greek mythology, when Asclepius became jealous of his pupil, Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.

The peony, or paeony, is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae.

Peonies are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America.

Botanists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished, ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species.

Peonies are herbaceous perennials that come back every year, and they will never fail  to take your breath away.

These beautiful wonders of the botany world may live longer than you do - some have been known to thrive for at least 100 years! 

Semi-double, velvety, dark red blooms are held on sturdy stems that hold up well for use as cut flowers.

The deep, rich color looks amazing when combined with yellow-flowering spring bulbs.

Use as a showy spring specimen in mixed shrub borders.

Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil.

Plant with crown slightly below soil level.

Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system.

Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance.

Needs little fertilization.

Apply a side dressing of organic compost annually.

Prune old foliage in fall.

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide this beauty full sun.

 Quickly reaches 1½ to 2' tall, 2 to 3' wide.

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