Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tree Peony

I've had a tree peony for about 8 years now.  Every winter it suffers die back because, at zone 4, it is really at its northern limit, but it spite of that it usually manages to put out one or two blooms.  These blooms, which opened yesterday, were knocked over by the rain so I picked them.  Tree peony flowers don't last well in the hot sun so the flowers will actually do better in the house. A shrub with lots of blooms must be really spectacular as the flowers are about 8" across.

5 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous colour! You have some lovely photos xx

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  2. Eight inches across! Just one flower would be spectacular enough for me.

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  3. I agree. Beautiful color. And how fun to have a tree full of peonies. Love seeing your new garden photos this year. Rain here today, so I just had a short walk. Enjoyr your garden today. I love John's comment above! Gin

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  4. Lovely colour! It's sad the plant dies back every year but wonderful that it produces a few blossoms anyway!

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  5. They are stunning flowers. I have planted a tree peony in the garden in my current house, having had one and loved it in my last home too. They do die back considerably in the winter, but always grow again vigorously and try and take over the border!

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