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Paeonia lutea/Tibatan Peony

Paeonia lutea / Paeonia lutea
A large sprawling specimen at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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A large sprawling specimen at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

A large specimen in late spring flower

A close view of a single flower

Side profile of a spring flower

Close view of a flower and developing seed pod

Flower and foliage

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Scientific Name: Paeonia lutea
Common Name: Tibatan Peony
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Peonies are best adapted to cooler regions of the country. This one produces large, five inch flowers in late spring. Plant peonies in well drained soil. Variety ludlowii is a highly recommended selection. Yellow autumn color can also be a special feature of this large deciduous shrub.