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Woodland peony

Paeonia obovata - Chinese woodland Peony
Plant Botanical Name: 
Paeonia obovata
USBG Plant Location: 
Bartholdi Park
Part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Rich fertile garden soil
Plant Moisture Requirements: 

This herbaceous peony is easily grown in fertile garden soil. Plant in part shade and enjoy fragrant flowers for almost two weeks each spring. Native to the forested areas of Siberia, Manchuria, China, and Japan there are varities that bloom white, red, and burgandy/purple.