Peony

Paeonia lactiflora cvs.

[paeonia_lactiflora]

Both European and Asian peonies have been cultivated since ancient times. Those native to central China and Siberia (P. lactiflora) were first introduced to the West in 1784 and breeding witht the European Peony took place in France and Britain. Because peonies are such long-lived plants, many nineteenth-century cultivars are still available. Thomas Jefferson noted "Piony" in a list of hardy perennials as early as 1771. Mid- to late-nineteenth-century cultivars are grown here.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Pink, White, Reds Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade Map it: 38.010372,-78.453152

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 4 – Jun 262002: Apr 22 – Jun 72003: May 9 – Jun 202004: May 1 – Jun 162005: May 10 – Jun 102006: Apr 28 – Jun 92007: Apr 30 – Jun 142008: May 2 – Jun 242009: May 7 – Jun 112010: Apr 13 – Jun 92011: May 3 – Jun 72012: Apr 9 – Jun 42013: Apr 30 – Jun 102014: May 14 – Jun 15