What is the origin of peony tree?

 It was said that Wu Zetian who was the ancient Oriental Tang Dynasty Empress ascended the throne. All the flowers went and congratulated competing bloom in the throne of the Day, though peony did not care about it. Then it was banished to Luoyang. The Flore defended empress against an injustice reporting to the Jade Emperor. The Jade Emperor willed peony reincarnation to the house of the emperor, that was Yang Yuhuan who was plump and rich and to be the generation concubine.

Peony is the king of flowers, so the flowers did not dare to seize its brilliant. When Yang Yuhuan enjoyed flowers, flowers were humbled by Yang’s Royal elegant beauty. And Concubine Yang had the title of "shamed flower" in the classical four beauties. Bai Juyi's "Everlasting Regret" can be the evidence of Tang emperor and Yang Yuhuan’s eternal love, which is "They in the sky wished to be paired birds that fly wing to wing. They on earth wished to be twin branches together growing. Time and space might come to an end some day, This lingering regret would last for aye".

 Emperor's romance was always interrupted by Frontier's Yu Gu. As an imperial concubine, Yang had to start her escape when An Shi rebellion began.

 The Guards thought Yang was the root of the war .They forced the emperor to let Yang commit suicide by hanging. The place is Lingwu which is today's junction of Shaanxi and Gansu.

After war, concubine Yang became a wisp of soul for thinking of the emperor. At the same time, the emperor missed Yang from time to time. One day he saw white flowers in the field everywhere and it was painful to him which caused him vomiting blood over flower. The chaise soul perceived imperial’ mind and she was heartbroken, then she attached herself to the white flowers. The entire white flower became purple peonies.

The land army stationed at was today's Gansu Province, in which is rich in purple peony specialty. Due to the soul of Royal imperial blood are attached, the flowers are extraordinarily luxurious and glamorous. For growing in emperor’ fled road, they are extraordinarily faithful and upright comparing with flirtatious and weak flowers growing in the Central Plains.

It was said that the emperor stationed in Sichuan later. Concubine Yang implied emperors by flowers .At the year, the flower bloomed white with purple marks its meaning of the missing emperor; the second year, flowers turned color that was to inform the imperial should throne to his son for reversing the trend of the fight against the rebels. The emperor comprehended this meaning, so he passed the throne to Prince Edward Suzong who and sure enough ended An Shi Rebellion. And purple peony is the only one which gives birth in variety of watching peonies, which may compensate that Concubine Yang failed to give birth for Emperor.
Yang Yuhuan (1)
Yang Yuhuan (2)

Yang Yuhuan (3)

Wu Zetian (1)

Wu Zetian (2)
  It is Zhongchuan Peony Nursery of Gansu’s original article for everyone to enjoy.


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