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common name: Coral Peony
synonyms: Paeonia corallina
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Clump forming perennial with good bushy foliage and attractive flowers in late spring. ranging from light to dark magenta pink, sometimes white or red, with yellow stamens.
Moist to dryish, well drained, deep, fertile soil in full sun or a little light shade. Likes a fairly warm position and can tolerate some drought.
From seed or by division
Was cultivated as a medicinal plant in the Middle Ages.
From Southern Europe and North Africa