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botanical name:
Paeonia obovata
Paeonia obovata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Woodland Peony
family:  Paeoniaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Spring
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Good foliage of soft green to greyish green leaves, sometimes with a coppery flush. Large round terminal buds open in late April or May to attractive single dark rosy pink flowers with golden stamens around red centres. Later produces red pods that split to reveal blue-black seeds.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, deep, fertile soil in a shady position.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Suitable for light woodland and shady borders.

The root is used in traditional Chinese medicine

other notes:
Native to China, Korea and Japan.

RHS AGM

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