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+9 types of peonies

The peonies are some plants that produce very, very pretty flowers. Large and in a variety of beautiful colors, they only need a little care! In addition, they can live in areas with partial shade, unlike many other varieties that need to be in the sun in order to flourish.

But although they are all, in appearance, the same, depending on where they grow and the color of their flowers, botanists have been able to identify various types of peonies. Take a look at the most popular ones.

The flowers of the peonies are wonderful, and if we add to that that the plants that produce them live great both in the gardens and in pots, it will not be difficult for us to beautify the balcony, the terrace, the patio or even that corner that we have a bit abandoned from our terrain .

Next we will show you the most beautiful species:

Paeonia broteri

Image – Wikimedia/ A. Bar

The Paeonia Broteri, known as albardera, rose Alexandria, or ponea, among other names, is a perennial species endemic to the Iberian Peninsula, particularly in the central and southern Spain and Portugal.

It grows to a height of about 70 centimeters. Its flowers are hermaphroditic, solitary, large, about 10 centimeters in diameter, and reddish-pink in color. The fruit is a follicle covered with white hairs, which contains black seeds.

Paeonia cambessedesii

The Paeonia cambessedesii is a perennial plant native to the Balearic Islands (Spain), where he lives on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera. Specifically, it inhabits shady places near streams, or in ravines, from sea level to high altitude areas (maximum 2000 meters).

It grows to a height of 50-70 centimeters, and produces pink flowers with a diameter of 10-13 centimeters. The fruit are follicles that contain seeds.

Paeonia coriacea

Image – Wikimedia/ Ziegler175

The Paeonia coriacea, known as peony saw, grass damn or escarabán, among other names, is a perennial plant that inhabits the mountainous regions of the south of the Iberian Peninsula and in Africa (Rif, Morocco, Middle Atlas High and Algerian Kabylia).

It grows to a height of 18 inches, and its flowers are 6 inches in diameter. The fruit is a glabrous follicle that contains small seeds.

Paeonia lactiflora

Image – Wikimedia/ Burkhard Mücke

The Paeonia lactiflora, known as the rose without thorns, Chinese peony, pink peony bush or hybrid, is a perennial plant native to Central and East Asia. Specifically, it lives from eastern Tibet to northern China, reaching into eastern Siberia.

It grows to a height of 60 to 100 centimeters, and produces large flowers between 8 and 16 centimeters in diameter, white, pink, or crimson. The fruits are follicles with seeds.

Paeonia ‘Karl Ronsefield’ (Paeonia lactiflora cv Karl Ronsefield)

Image – Flickr/ FD Richards

Paeonia ‘Karl Ronsefield’ is a cultivar of Paeonia lactiflora that reaches a height of 60 to 90 centimeters. It produces large flowers, up to 15 centimeters in diameter.

Paeonia ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ (Paeonia lactiflora cv Sarah Bernhardt)

Image – Wikimedia/ Mike Bowler

Paeonia ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ is a cultivar of Paeonia lactiflora. It reaches a height of 90 centimeters, and produces pink flowers up to 20 centimeters in diameter.

Paeonia mascula

Image – Wikimedia/ Michael Wolf

The Paeonia mascula is a perennial plant native to southern Europe, southwest of the Caucasus, Asia Minor, northern Iran and Iraq. In the Iberian Peninsula we will find it in Cantabria, Soria and Zaragoza.

It grows to a height of up to 80 centimeters, and produces magenta or purple-red flowers with a diameter of 10 to 15 centimeters. The fruits are very hairy follicles that contain seeds.

Paeonia officinalis

Image – Wikimedia/ H. Zell

The Paeonia officinalis, known as Celonia, vamp, flower lizard, or wild lily, among other names, is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region to central Europe.

It grows to a height of up to 70 centimeters, and produces reddish-pink flowers with a diameter of up to 13 centimeters. The fruit are follicles that contain the seeds.

Paeonia rockii

The Paeonia rockii, known as peony rocks or tree peony is a perennial plant native to western China, where he lives in the mountains of Gansu and surroundings.

It grows to a height of 180 centimeters (rarely 200cm), thus being one of the tallest of the genus. It produces white flowers up to 25 centimeters in diameter, and its fruits are follicles with seeds.

Paeonia suffruticosa

Image – Flickr/ 阿 橋 HQ

The Paeonia suffruticosa is a perennial plant native to China known in that country as “sho yu” which means the prettiest. It has been cultivated for more than 2000 years, in fact, both in China and Japan it is highly appreciated.

It grows to a height of up to 1 meter, and its flowers are red, white or purple pink, with a diameter of up to 15 centimeters. Its fruits are follicles that contain small seeds.

Paeonia tenuifolia

Image – Wikimedia/ Олександр Виaл from Paris, France

The Paeonia tenuifolia is a perennial plant native to southern Russia and Kazakhstan, where he lives naturally in the steppes, so it is adapted to live in areas where summer is dry and hot.

It grows to a height of 70 centimeters, and produces red flowers up to 10 centimeters in diameter. Its fruits are follicles that contain seeds, which germinate in full sunlight, something that differentiates them from the seeds of other peonies.

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