Paeonia officinalis L.

Herb to about 50 cm tall. Leaves twice divided into 3, the segments having pointed tips. Flowers over 10 cm wide with spreading petals; spring. Stamens with red filaments; spring to summer. Carpels 2-3, densely hairy.


Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Paeoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map

Paeonia officinalis 'Rosea Plena'

Flowers double, pink.

Paeonia officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

Flowers double, red.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Paeoniaceae
genus        Paeonia L.