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Peonies: a Spring Tradition

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Peonies: a Spring Tradition
The peony (Paeonia) has been and still is a garden favorite for a number of reasons including its good winter hardiness, large, beautiful and often fragrant flowers and great looking foliage when not in bloom.As a kid, I always remember my mom cutting some of the flowers and bringing them into the house sometime between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. As I recall, along with Iris, it was one of the few perennials at our farm house.Here at the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG), you&rsquo...
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