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The botanical name of Peonies is Paeonia officinalis and the plants are the spring-blooming stars of your garden. Peonies actually have large, showy blooms, heady aromas, and loads of personality. By some estimates, there are as many as thirty-three different species within the genus Paeonia, known collectively as peonies. A lot of them are herbaceous perennials, though a few are woody shrubs. Peony plants are medium-sized, and they have tuberous roots that are a combination of thick storage roots and thin roots that are designed to absorb water and nutrients. Careful handling of these roots is critical to planting or transplanting peonies, as well as when you are dividing plants to propagate them. Peonies actually contain paeonol, which is mildly toxic to cats, dogs, and horses. To learn how to grow Peonies visit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to