Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Paeonia obovata.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Paeonia obovata.
The Chinese herb Chi Shao Yao is made from the whole root of a number of peony species, especially P. lactiflora, but also occasionally this species. The most important ingredient medicinally in the root is paeoniflorin, which has been shown to have a strong antispasmodic effect on mammalian intestines, it also reduces blood pressure, reduces body temperature caused by fever and protects against stress ulcers.A tea made from the dried crushed petals of various peony species has been used as a cough remedy, and as a treatment for haemorrhoids and varicose veins.
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Plants are hardy to about -20°c. A very long-lived plant, living for 50 years or more in the garden. This species is closely related to P. japonica. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes. Strongly resents root disturbance, taking some time to recover after being divided. Peony species are usually self-fertile, though they will also hybridise with other species if these flower nearby at the same time.Plants take 4 - 5 years to flower from seed. They generally breed true from seed.
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