Herbaceous Paeonia

Herbaceous Peony Culture and Care

Garden Peonies, the Queen Flowers of Spring

Herbaceous Peonies are one of the most easily grown hardy perennials available today.  Long lived and durable, a peony can live easily as long as 100+ years.  The most common peonies in this group were selectively bred plants originating from the species Paeonia lactiflora, which is native to China.  Other species have been hybridized with P. lactiflora to create herbaceous hybrid peonies.  The hybrids are often more upright plants with larger, more vibrantly colored flowers.  Both lactifloras and the hybrids are grown in the same way, have similar plant habits and needs.

For more detailed information please use our Herbaceous Peony Culture and Care document.