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  - Peony Pavilion
A long play of fifty-five scenes, revolves round the love story of Liu Meng-mei (Willow Dreaming Plum), a young student, and Tu Li-niang, the daughter of a high official in Nan-an in southern Kiangsi.
In a visit to the family garden a the back of the official residence, Tu Li-niang fell asleep and was accosted in a dream by a young scholar, Liu Meng-mei, with whom she had an affair in the Peony Pavilion.
Having awakened from her dream, she became lovesick and un-consoled in her longing, until she finally pined away with a broken heart in the seclusion of her maidenly chamber.
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  Chinese Tree Peonies Peony White Pink Red Yellow Flowers Roses
In fact, the tree peony is synonymous with the phrase "spring flower".
Tree peonies represent good fortune, love and prosperity, and are considered the essence of the Yin (female) element in nature.
Peonies are our passion, and we enjoy sharing our information with others.
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Peony root is used to alleviate the pain and swelling of traumatic injuries, and to clear away congealed blood resulting from serious bumps or bruises.
Peony is still used by herbalists as an antibacterial, an antispasmodic, a sedative, and to reduce blood pressure and swelling.
Peony is mainly used for hemorrhoids that itch severely, causing the anus to swell slightly.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_peony.htm   (1163 words)

Peony is named for the mythical Greek figure Paeon, who was said to be a student of Aesculapius, the great physician.
Bai shao or white peony was considered useful for hypertension, chest pain, muscle cramping and spasms, and fever.
A crude extract of red peony root was shown in a small, preliminary trial to reduce liver fibrosis in some patients with chronic viral hepatitis.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Herb/Peony.htm   (1465 words)

 Learn About Peonies - Some Basic Peony Botany   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Herbaceous peonies range in colour from white to yellow to coral to pink to red to maroon.
In some peonies the roots taper slowly from the crown while in others the roots are swollen and attached to the crown by thin sections of root.
The taxonomy of peonies may not be of great concern or interest to the home gardener nor to the commercial grower but it is of great importance to the plant breeder.
www.paeonia.com /html/about_peonies/botany.htm   (2018 words)

 Learn About Peonies - FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peonies are susceptible to a number of fungal pathogens, especially in periods of cold wet weather.
Peony seeds collected from species peonies in the wild are likely to yield plants similar to the parent because all the peonies in the area have a very similar genetic makeup.
Peonies are subject to a number of fungal diseases that tend to thrive in cool, wet weather.
www.paeonia.com /html/about_peonies/about_peonies.htm   (4832 words)

 White Peony, Red Peony, and Moutan: Three Chinese Herbs Derived from Paeonia
Peony is known simply as shaoyao when not distinguishing between red and white peony; shao is the term referring to the peony plant, while yao means medicine; hence shaoyao means: the medicine made from peony.
Further, peony was said to have the ability to drain excess, as mentioned in the Tang Bencao, while distinguishing the action of peony from that of rehmannia and phellodendron, which were said to replenish the deficiency of the kidneys (3).
Peony, red peony, and moutan are included in numerous formulas, but their role in the combinations may be obscure unless one focuses on those with only a small number of ingredients.
www.itmonline.org /arts/peony.htm   (4797 words)

 Peony - Plant of the Week
Garden Peonies are long-lived herbaceous perennials that die to the ground in the winter and form a stout, coarse, underground root system.
Peonies became important garden plants during the peaceful and artistically progressive Tang Dynasty, which lasted from 618 to 906 A.D. In the 12th century, the richest city in China was Yangzhou.
The American enthusiasm for peonies began in the early 19th century when the Chinese forms were introduced to Europe and then the U.S. As the American frontier was settled, peony roots shortly followed.
www.arhomeandgarden.org /plantoftheweek/articles/Peony.htm   (723 words)

Peony is named for the mythical Greek figure Paeon, who was said to be a student of Aesculapius, the great physician.
Red peony root and moutan bark have both shown antioxidant activity in test tubes, likely due to the presence of paeoniflorin, proanthocyanidins, and flavonoids.
A crude extract of red peony root was shown in a small, preliminary trial to reduce liver fibrosis in some patients with chronic viral hepatitis.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Herb&childId=Peony   (1511 words)

 Questions On Peony
Peony flower buds are covered with tiny extra-floral nectaries which are special glands that produce a sweet nectar along the outside edges of the scales that cover the developing buds.
The peony buds are infected with a fungal disease known as botrytis, or grey mold.
Peonies generally do not like to be disturbed, and if the soil root ball has not developed sufficiently, this disturbance could set the plant back or kill it outright.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extnews/hortiscope/flowers/peony.htm   (7961 words)

Peony is prescribed as a remedy for hemorrhoids and rheumatism, but its effectiveness remains unproven.
Peony root has also been used, without substantiation, for chronic weakness and fatigue, nerve pain, migraine, allergies, excitability, epilepsy, and whooping cough; and the flower has been used to induce vomiting and abortion.
In Asian medicine, Peony is considered a remedy for menstrual disorders, discolorations on the skin, bloody vomiting, and seizures.
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Peonies are used as specimens in borders and herbaceous hedges and are excellent cut flowers.
Peonies are long-lived in the garden and are worth extra trouble at the time of planting, since they may stay in the same spot for many years.
Tree peonies like the same soil conditions as the herbaceous but require more shelter from the wind, and the larger-flowered varieties will hold their flowers for a longer time if protected from the sun during the hottest part of the day.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1170.htm   (1710 words)

Peonies are renowned for their large, colorful, bowl-shaped, flowers and dark green foliage.
Peony varieties with huge, double flowers will be the focal point of the garden when they bloom in early summer.
Plant container-grown peonies in spring or fall, spacing plants 2 to 3 feet apart.
www.mattfelds.com /Peony.htm   (347 words)

 Peony Problems
The most common problems encountered with peonies are plants that fail to set buds, buds that may not produce healthy flowers, or flowers that open but are then damaged.
When a peony actually starts to form buds that do not fully develop or open, it is usually due to an insect or disease problem.
It can be very discouraging to watch the peony buds swell day after day, begin to show their color and open, only to be damaged at that stage.
www.bachmans.com /tipsheets/gardening_problems/PeonyProblems.cfm   (1157 words)

 Peony gala features bright blooms in Luoyang
Boasting nearly 10 million peony trees with more than 700 species, Luoyang enjoys the reputation of "the city of peony." It has a history of over 1,000 years in the cultivation of peony trees.
Luoyang has held the annual peony festival since 1983, and has attracted a total of 44 million domestic and overseas tourists during the past 21 festivals.
The new city area -- covering an area of 71.3 square kilometres -- is situated to the south of the present area, according to Xu Lin, vice-director of the Development and Construction Office of the Luoyang new area.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-03/18/content_315686.htm   (412 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Peony at Epinions.com
Peony is spacious and bright with crisp peach and bright white linens.
I have chosen Restaurant Peony as the best dim sum for the simple reason that it’s not as greasy as other places and has a better variety than places I’ve been to.
At Peony it feels like morale is low as the women pushing carts around oftentimes ignore tables and getting your drinks (other than the $1 tea) is painfully slow.
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As her peony clumps grew, she had enough flowers to decorate the graves of acquaintances and even of strangers, taking care to single out the plots that were untended year after year.
Peonies have been appreciated for their medicinal qualities as well, and were used to alleviate a variety of ailments, including toothache, the pain of childbirth, seizures, and headache.
The peony is the state flower of Indiana…it was used during the Centennial Exposition of 1876 to symbolize American spirit, ambition, and determination to adapt and thrive…and it is the only flower to have a country named after it: Paeonia, in Greece, conquered during the Persian Wars.
whatcom.wsu.edu /ag/homehort/plant/Peonies.htm   (1038 words)

 Peony Root - Paeonia suffruticosa - Viable Herbal Solutions
Peony Root is a famous and highly prized blood tonic used to relax muscles and cleanse the blood.
Peony Root is native to China, chiefly produced in the Zhejiang, Anhui, and Sichuan provinces.
Peony Root was used at one time to keep away evil spirits and to prevent nightmares.
www.viable-herbal.com /singles/herbs/s874.htm   (530 words)

 Peonies, Peony bushes, Peony gardening, Peony plants, and everything peony related   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A site devoted to peonies and all that is peony related, including selecting, buying, breeding, caring for and exhibiting.
We have cataloged over 1,900 peonies and have more than 150 photos along with thousands of peony nurseries, public and private gardens, peony societies, authors, breeders, hybridizers and publications from all over the world.
Peony and gardening related companies, organizations and individuals are welcome to join HelpMeFind - use the "New Listing" option found on the appropriate listing tab.
www.helpmefind.com /peony/index.php   (133 words)

 Peony Moon - BPAL Madness!
Peony is a soft, feminine floral scent, and it is hard to smell at times.
Peony Moon is gorgeous, with that perfect peony note that instantly calls up the image of an actual peony bloom, pink and slightly vulnerable.
Peonies are my favorite flower - and this doesn't really smell too much like peony to me. Perhaps its the addition of the plum blossom that adds extra sweetness.
www.bpal.org /index.php?showtopic=22274   (2070 words)

 Diseases of Peony
The peony is one of the most popular and showy of the garden perennials grown in Minnesota landscapes.
Peonies can be healthy, vigorous and disease-free if grown on a favorable site that includes full sun, good air circulation, adequate water, and good drainage.
Virus-infected peonies may grow and bloom normally except for the strange patterns on the leaves or other subtle symptoms.
www.extension.umn.edu /distribution/horticulture/DG1153.html   (1360 words)

Culture - The planting site for a peony should be carefully planned because they do not like to be disturbed once planted.
Plant the peony roots so that the eyes (buds) are less than 2 inches below the soil surface.
Peonies need a cold period to bloom well, and since our winters are usually mild, do not mulch heavily.
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 China Peony-FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Firstly, tree peony is a shrubby plant with a permanent woody branch structure, while herbaceous peony is a perennial herbaceous plant with new growth each year from ground level.
If you could plant your Chinese peonies in partially shady highland site with good drainage and good ventilation, even in places where the heat is intense during the summer, the Chinese peonies are able to bloom for you in the spring.
Chinese peonies consume a great amount of nutrient and also transpire a great deal of water because of their luxuriant branches and leaves and huge flowers, and although they thrive in a dry environment they don¡¯t grow well without water.
www.china-peony.com /FAQ.htm   (1713 words)

 Adelman Gardens Peony Paradise. We grow herbaceous peonies.
We are proud to offer some of the newest introductions of peonies as well as heirloom varieties.
Peonies are shipped via U.S. Mail in dormant stage as vigorous 3-5 eye root divisions between September 15th and October 15th.
Bush and tree peonies are available in containers at the nursery.
www.peonyparadise.com   (114 words)

 Peony Flowers
Often sweetly fragrant, the peony is a very long-lived plant that forms 2- to 4-foot-tall clumps in shrublike bunches.
Plena is a (take a deep breath, please) lusciously deep red, double-flowering, early-blooming, long-lasting, low-growing peony upheld by (still with me?) ferny, frothy, dill-like foliage.
The flowers are like those found on herbaceous peonies, but the intensity of the colors and the size of the flowers are beautiful.
www.bhg.com /home/Peony-Flowers.html   (177 words)

 ChiroFind.com | tell me about red peony
Red peony is one of three species of peony used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Peony contains a unique compound called paeoniflorin, which is believed to calm the nerves and reduce the incidence of muscle spasms.
In animal tests, red peony extracts stop blood platelets from clumping, although these tests have yet to be replicated in humans.
www.chiroweb.com /find/tellmeabout/red_peony.html   (374 words)

 Moonstruck Peony
The peony, which originated in China and Tibet, was named for Paeon or Paeos, the legendary Greek physician who treated the wounds of the gods during the Trojan war.
Single blooms of the flower are considered "male" and the double varieties "female." Those blooms posses what Louise Beebe Wilder describes as a "coarse rose scent." She reports that the double whites and pinks generally have the strongest odor, with single and red varieties having the least.
Peony root was used as a cure for palsy,"the falling evil" (epilepsy), and as a teething aid for infants.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/historical_plants/100110   (466 words)

 Amazon.com: Peony: Books: Pearl S. Buck   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid -- an awkward role in which she is more a servant, but less a daughter.
In Peony, she tries to capture the formal interactions between masters and servants, between men and women both Chinese and of foreign descent.
Peony is a realistic fiction book that is full of tragedy and despair that keeps drawing you in with each chapter and page you turn.
www.amazon.com /Peony-Pearl-S-Buck/dp/0819705934   (2108 words)

 China Peony-About Us
We were confered title of "excellent company of peony production " by Luoyang government in 1999 and 2002 respectively due to our contribution to the peony industry of Luoyang city.
Our peony seedling production has basically formed the scale, the scientific style, the standardized planter, had surmounted the past old pattern and other local small workshop managements, improved the peony seedling's quality, has guaranteed the peony variety purity.
We look for peony varieties that are reliable growing, fast blooming and outstanding in their color family.
www.china-peony.com /about.htm   (522 words)

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