Peony features growing advice for one of the most beautiful and popular flowering plants. You'll learn the history of the plant, discover the different types of peonies available, and enjoy profiles of the best 194 varieties. Growing information includes details on climate, soil, light, planting, and water needs. Helpful lists detail the best peony varieties for specific needs, and a resource listing shares the best places to buy peonies and the best public gardens to see them in.
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Beloved for their lush blooms and captivating fragrance, peonies are also easy to grow, adaptable to many garden styles, and available in a palette of luscious colors. Peony experts David Michener and Carol Adelman share detailed information on nearly 200 varieties and knowledgeable advice on your best choices. Along the way, you'll discover a little peony history, obtain important growing tips, and learn recommended places to buy plants.