The peony, also known as paeony is a flowering plant that is extremely popular as a garden plant. They are plants that are native to Mediterranean Europe, parts of Asia and the Western part of the United States. It is also one of the most used plants in the medical practices of Eastern culture. There are also a number of different species of peony.
The name peony derives from Paeon, the Greek God of medicine.
The correct pronunciation of peony can vary depending on regional speaking variations. Generally, the standard way to pronounce peony can be phonetically transcribed as pee-uh-knee, and each syllable must be distinctly pronounced.