The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years. See the ISU Extension & Outreach news release for May 10, 2012, for tips on peony care in the home garden.
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