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Peony flower

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Herbaceous peony flower

The herbaceous peony is a perennial species with a luxuriant and fast vegetative development, to keep the flowering constant and generous it is necessary to divide the plant at least every 3-4 years. Also known by its scientific name as peonia lactiflora, with its beautiful pink-colored flowers, peony is particularly suitable for creating colorful and fragrant flower beds. For cultivation it is not a demanding plant, it lives several years and even during the winter it conserves a part of its foliage. After about a month from flowering, the plant can be propagated by division. The ground stems are cut, which stimulates the birth of new small roots. The new roots are then cut and replanted in a vase. The soil must be kept humid and other roots and leaves will soon form to testify to the plant's taking root.


Woody or shrubby peony

Woody or shrubby peony is a very common species that gathers numerous varieties and hybrids. Among the best known are the suffruticosa peony and the lutea peony. These shrub plants reach significant heights, have light green, oval-shaped leaves, in the younger plants the leaves are slightly reddish. The beautiful fleshy and fragrant flowers are light pink at the edges with a beautiful bright carmine red in the center. Plants should be placed in a sunny area to allow optimal development. It is necessary to water them abundantly and arrange them in a large pot, during flowering they must be fertilized to facilitate the birth of the beautiful flowers. They do not require any pruning, only a cut at the beginning to facilitate the formation of green and abundant foliage.

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