tree peony

noun

Definition of tree peony

: a shrubby Chinese peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) that has large showy flowers and is the source of many horticultural varieties

Examples of tree peony in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My tree peony has had as many as 36 giant blooms in years past. oregonlive, 9 May 2021 There’s a long list of potential reasons for fewer than usual flowers on a tree peony. oregonlive, 9 May 2021 Sir Frederick Stern' is a particularly hardy tree peony with flowers that open to reveal a purple heart in the middle. Johanna Silver, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Apr. 2020 Hybrids between old-fashioned garden peonies and shrubby tree peonies are popping up around some of the tulips, ready to carry the mantle of color as the former fade. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, 27 Apr. 2020 Itoh Peonies Also known as intersectional peonies, these hybrids combine the vigor of herbaceous peonies with the sturdiness and color range of tree peonies. Johanna Silver, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Apr. 2020 And colorful Japanese tree peonies, the size of dinner plates, dangled from branches. Hattie Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2018 As the evening pulsed on, the crowd was swelled with the arrival of a tribe of models and the action switched to the disco club, where the walls and banquettes were upholstered in bold flower prints and tree peonies fragranced the air. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 30 May 2018 They are separated into two different groups: herbaceous and tree peonies. Erin Benzakein With Julie Chai, Country Living, 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tree peony

1811, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2021

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“Tree peony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20peony. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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