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A beautiful bush growing in the filtered light of pine trees and oakes at higher altitudes with sub-tropical climate. The entire bush is used in local medicine to treat poisoning and to stop bleeding. Seeds of wild peony are germinating easy and the plants make a beautiful garden decoration. They can tolerate light frost
Paeonia delavayi mostly has red brown to yellow, nodding flowers.
Paeonia delavayi is variable in the number and shape of the leaflets and in the number, size, and color of all parts of the flower both within and between populations. Paeonia lutea, P. potaninii, and P. trollioides are all regarded as synonyms of P. delavayi. P. lutea var. ludlowii was shown to differ in a number of characters and is now named Paeonia ludlowii.
Paeonia ludlowii, is a medium high, deciduous shrub, that is endemic to South-East Tibet. This forms a large woody shrub in time, with interesting tan-coloured stems. Large saucer-shaped blooms appear in late spring, in a beautiful clear yellow with deeper golden stamens.
The flowers are mostly white or light pink with dark maroon basal flares on the petals.
Paeonia suffruticosa is a deciduous, woody shrub that typically grows 3-5' tall with a 4' spread. The true species features large flowers (6-8" across) with pink to white petals, each petal having a purple basal patch. Many cultivars of this species have been developed, with a wide range of petal colors including red, pink, purple, white and yellow. Cultivar flower forms range from single to semi-double to double.