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Peony Flowers

General Information on Peonies

Peony or Paeonia, plants are native to Japan, parts of European countries and  Northern America. The most commonly grown variety, beginning in Chinese suppliers, is P. lactiflora, with numerous hybrids available. This common garden peony has large leaves that results in an eye-catching multi-stemmed shrub-like two to four feet tall and size.

Among all available peony species in Europe, America and Asian, the Chinese Peony is known as the best in all kinds. It is introduced into Europe 200 years ago, and already became one of the most common gardening peonies.

The peony is part of the genus Paeonia. There are about forty different types of peonies, in addition, both herbaceous and woodsy. Of those species, there are many different types. Many plants make their own hybrids and cultivars, so the opportunities are essentially limitless.

Like many other flowers, Peonies have the tuberous root which can reserve itself in a winter time. During the chilling period, peonies will store energy coming from photosynthesis in warm-weathered months in its tuberous root. So, the responsibility of the bulb is to store sugar and nutrition for the following year. Peonies can live for a long time without dividing.


Care and Handling for Peonies

Watering:  Peonies don't need a lot of water system; they are believed to be "drought tolerant", and don't like to get their roots water-logged. furthermore, during their first year (when the root system isn't completely recognized yet), they get advantage from frequent, strong watering during the dry summer season time (and, at any age, if there is a real drought).

Fertiliser:  For best outcomes, peonies should be fed in springtime, and again midway through growing season. Use a low nitrogen manure (like 5-10-10). Do the first "feeding" when the branches are about 2 - 3" (5 - 8 cm) high.Furthermore, it may harm plant branches, so keep any manure at least 12" (30 cm) away from the plant branches.

Light:  Peonies choose a warm location with well-drained ground. Good air flow around to obtain is also important. These growing circumstances help peonies avoid their only serious problem: botrytis. Like other fungus diseases, botrytis is present in most soils. It usually only becomes an issue if the plant is weak, the temperature is uncommonly awesome and wet, or if there are other contaminated vegetation close by symptoms of botrytis are blackened buds and branches, and sometimes decaying at the bottom of the plant. Cut off and discard any impacted areas (put these components in the garbage, not in your garden rich in the compost pile). The best way of botrytis problems is avoiding, and that goes back to proper planting.

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