Paeonia officinalis L. var. simplicifolia

See Paeonia officinalis L. for a description of the species.  Paeonia paradoxa var. simplicifolia is described in Paxton’s Magazine of Botany as ‘a flower of eight petals, of little interest.’  [MB p.138/1836].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1850 catalogue.


Both Paxton’s and Johnson’s Dictionary list Paeonia simpliciflora, a red-flowered species from the Levant.  It is probably a different plant.

Published Jan 29, 2010 - 01:06 PM | Last updated Jan 29, 2010 - 01:08 PM

More details about Paeonia officinalis L. var. simplicifolia
Family Paeoniaceae
Region of origin

Probably southern Europe

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Paeonia simplicifolia 

Confidence level medium