January 26, 2023
Paeonia mascula

Paeonia mascula

Paeonia mascula is from the Paeoniaceae family of plants. They also call it the Wild Peony, Coral Peony, or English Peony. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is native to Southern Europe and Western Asia. Paeonia mascula in its native habitat is endangered.

Paeonia mascula grows to about 1.5m or 5ft tall. It has bluish-green leaves. The leaves are divided into smaller leaflets. The flowers are single. Usually, they are about 13cm or 5in wide. They are usually pink or pinkish-red and have bright yellow stamens. Paeonia mascula flowers in late spring and early summer.

Paeonia mascula
Paeonia mascula

How to grow Paeonia mascula:

Grow Paeonia mascula in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, humus-rich, and well-drained soil. Place it where it won’t be disturbed for a long time. Propagate from seed or division in late autumn or early spring.

Deadhead flowers and cut back foliage when the leaves die down. Watch out for eelworm, soil-dwelling moth larvae, honey fungus, or peony wilt. Paeonia mascula tolerates drought.

Paeonia mascula
Paeonia mascula

Other synonyms for Paeonia mascula include:

Paeonia corallina
Paeonia integra
Paeonia integrifolia
Paeonia mas

Paeonia mascula
Paeonia mascula

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