Enhance Your Experience With Peonies
LEARN ABOUT THESE LONG LIVED PERENNIALS
All groups of peonies have some things in common. Here you can find a quick rundown of the basic needs, care and planting of peonies. A great place to start.
Carpels, plumules, diploids, stigmas and filaments…help with sometimes unusual peony terminology can be found here.
The most common and popular group of peonies. Information about flower types, culture, propagation and more of herbaceous peonies.
A relatively new comer to the world of peonies, this group comes from a cross of herbaceous x woody peonies. Information about culture, propagation and more of Itoh Peonies.
Often called ‘tree peonies’ this group is comprised of shrubby perennial stemmed plants. Learn about their culture, propagation and more.
The ‘wild ones,’ species peonies are those found in nature and are the original parents of modern day hybrids. Learn about their culture, propagation and more.
The creation and selection of new peonies are practiced in hybridizing. Numerous skills and supporting information is helpful and this page can help you get started.
Diseases and Pests
Like all living things, peonies can experience problems caused by other organisms. Learn the most common problem and find some solutions.
If you don’t enjoy working in the soil but would like to enjoy peonies a number of related activities will surely satisfy!
The American Peony Society sponsors a number of awards for both peonies and people. Learn about some top quality plants and personalities.
Bloom Date Project
While peonies will not bloom on the same date each year, cultivars will bloom in the same order each year! Know their order, can help to choose plants for a long bloom season.