There are over 30 kinds of Peonies. On a structure of the flower Peonies are united in 5 groups, all can be grown up in an open ground.
Peonies love a solar and spacious site. They should be removed from trees and bushes, and also from each other to provide a good food and air circulation.
As the curious fact can be noticed that the flower borrowed the name from the real person, the known Greek doctor — Peon. He treated the soldiers very well during Trojan war, from for what his teacher, the doctor Esculap, has ostensibly envied the pupil and has decided to poison him.
On one of such legends, gods have saved talented Peon, having transformed him into a beautiful plant which in such kind successfully continues to treat people.
Peonies are subject to an attack of a bronze-bugs in length of 14-20 mm. Mice eat tubers, gnaw round roots and gnaw through stalks of peonies.
Struggle measures: Destruction of weeds on sites under which rodents can find protection from adverse a condition and enemies, scattering of the poisoned baits.
Myth and Legend about Peony
Ancient Greeks have named it in honour of the great doctor, the pupil of the Doctor — Peon who with this flower has cured the god Pluton.
The Ancient Greek legend tells to us about the doctor Peony. The nature has severely punished him, having presented with talent. Abilities of the Peony to cure people from illnesses were surpassed by gift of his teacher – god of doctoring Esculap. Last began to envy the pupil so severely that has decided to poison him.
Trying to evade from revenge of the teacher, the Peony has appealed to the help of gods. Olympians, having taken pity over the poor creature, have turned the Peony into the flower. So the Peony has evaded from revenge of the Esculap, maybe, therefore botany not without intention named the Peony flower evading.
Peony’s medical properties
Roots of these flowers are applied in national medicine for treatment of teeth to destroy the nerve. Sorcerers widely applied grains of a young plant at treatment of spasms at small children.