According to the legend, Paeon was a physician. When Paeon used a peony root to heal Pluto — the first time this was tried — Aesculapius became jealous of his talents and tried to kill him. To save Paeon (and show compassion to him), Pluto transformed him into a peony, because he knew it was a flower that people would admire and praise.
Peonies have provided inspiration to many cultures across the world and we always look forward to having them in bloom.
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