Portland’s Passion For Peonies

Portland boasts a long and fruitful growing season. Our wet, mild winters and warm summers create the perfect climate for a huge variety of plants and flowers, but few inspire as much passion as the beautiful and fragrant Peony. Peonies are one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world, and Portlanders have embraced its form and fragrance in their gardens, in print, for consumption, and even on their skin. Here is a look at this magnificent flower, and how it is celebrated in the City of Roses.

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