Paeonia mascula ssp. mascula

Peony

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Paeonia mascula subsp. mascula - Beautiful deep pink-rose red bowl-shaped flowers measure 4 to 5 inches diameter. It is early flowering in the Peony processional. Leaves are divided usually into 11 to 18 relatively narrow segments. This species is grown still in monastery gardens and is used medicinally; after all, the Greek god Paeon is the great healer. The species originates in Spain, France, Italy Cyprus, the Balkans and Turkey. Full to part sun in fertile to average, draining soil. Add a handful of lime to the planting hole. Established potted Peony from seed or division.


Height:

24 in

Spread:

24 in

Colors:

Pink, Rosy Red
Item Description Price  
PAMASCU Paeonia mascula ssp. mascula (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $40.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Paeonia mascula ssp. mascula

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Collector Plant
  • Rock Garden
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Southern Europe

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Paeonia

Common Name: Peony

We have fallen in love with the species peonies. They stand on strong stems and require no staking. They flower in a range of colors with varying flower shapes at different times in the spring landscape. Many are striking woodland species and function at their best in open to dappled shade. Some sport fascinating and showy late season seed heads upping the interest ante for herbaceous perennials with added seasons of beauty. Most of our offerings are seed grown. Culture is noted in the descriptives.