Chinese peony, Common garden peony[edit]

(Paeonia lactiflora cv.)

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Paeonia lactiflora cv. (Chinese peony, Common garden peony) - White flowers (Photo 1)


My short words

Gentle petals were shining by the sunlight.

Fragile but elegant petals.

Cultivated white chinese peony flowers and leaves in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Photo 2)


Here is another colored peony.. You can see..

Click or tap here - (Ivory centered pink flower)


  • There are several hundred cultivars. [6]
  • Those cultivars were improved in several Europian countries after bringing the original species from china. [4]
  • Usually chinese peony flowers start blooming in late spring to early summer. [6] However it started blooming in early summer in Canada. So I categorized this plant to 'Summer Flowering Plants'.


Common name: Chinese peony, Common garden peony
Scientific name: Paeonia lactiflora cv.
Family name: Paeoniaceae
Date taken: Photo 1: June 16, 2019, 15:58
Photo 2: June 16, 2019, 16:01
Place: Photo 1,2: (Mamin's rent room's) house owner's garden in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


  1. The Encyclopædia Britannica 15th edition - Paeoniaceae
  2. The Encyclopædia Britannica 15th edition - peony; Paeonia albiflora
  3. 2014 Encyclopedia Nipponica (Digital version) - Paeoniaceae
  4. 2014 Encyclopedia Nipponica (Digital version) - Paeonia, Paeonia lactiflora Pall., Paeonia lactiflora var. sinensis Stend.
  5. - Peony; Paeoniaceae
  6. - Chinese peony or common garden peony; Paeonia lactiflora