Named for Paeon, physician of the Greek gods. Ancient practitioners used peony roots for treating convulsions, palsy, as well as painful spasms of the urinary and bowel systems.
Source of plant
Mary Flinn, Mrs. Hollis E. Cornell.
'Rubra Plena' is a robust herbaceous perennial to 75cm in height, with dark green, divided leaves and fully double rich crimson flowers 15-20cm across.
USDA Hardiness Zone