Paeonia obovata

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The Japanese woodland peony, Paeonia obovata, is prized for the solitary, cup-shaped, deep rosy pink to cream flowers with a yellow center followed by eye-catching seed capsules that split open and display the glossy black seed and red pod interior. The herbacous perennial is fully deciduous.  12-24" x 12-24".  Grow in partial shade in fertile, humus rich, moderately moist soil.  The species is found in woodlands of Siberia, China and Japan.  Hardy to -20 degrees F.   Our plants are seedlings grown from open pollinated seeds collected at the now closed Berry Botanic Garden. 

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