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Paeonia daurica Andr.
[(P. taurica auct.)]

Taprooted plant, with horizontal rhizome. Stem leafy, 60-100 cm. Leaves triternate, rounded, with wavy margins, with grey wax above and with short scant hair below. Flowers large, single, 7-10 cm in diam., pink. Ovaries, stigma and stamen filaments pink. V - early spring to mid autumn, in St. Petersburg April-September. Fl - May. Fr - August-September. P - by fresh seed and by division. Plant in a sunny place on well-drained soil, can also grow in partial shade. Can grow many years in one place undisturbed. Z 4. Poorly known in cultivation.

Crimea, northwestern Caucasus. Mountain forests, grassy slopes.


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