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Peony

Paeonia lactiflora ‘cvs.’
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.
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Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Pink, White, Reds
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
May 4, 2001 to June 26, 2001April 22, 2002 to June 7, 2002May 9, 2003 to June 20, 2003May 1, 2004 to June 16, 2004May 10, 2005 to June 10, 2005April 28, 2006 to June 9, 2006April 30, 2007 to June 14, 2007May 2, 2008 to June 24, 2008May 7, 2009 to June 11, 2009April 13, 2010 to June 9, 2010May 3, 2011 to June 7, 2011April 9, 2012 to June 4, 2012April 30, 2013 to June 10, 2013May 14, 2014 to June 15, 2014May 11, 2015 to June 16, 2015April 25, 2016 to June 3, 2016April 26, 2017 to June 16, 2017May 1, 2018 to June 15, 2018April 24, 2019 to June 7, 2019

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