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botanical name:
Paeonia mascula
Paeonia mascula © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Coral Peony
synonyms:  Paeonia corallina
family:  Paeoniaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or by division

usage:
Was cultivated as a medicinal plant in the Middle Ages.

other notes:
From Southern Europe and North Africa

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