Peonies 2013

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Lori S.
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Peonies 2013

I don't think anyone has posted much about peonies yet?  Perhaps they are already done in most areas?  Here's the state of affairs on the peony front here:
Paeonia anomala:

 

Paeonia intermedia:

Paeonia tenuifolia 'Rubra Plena':

Paeonia officinalis:

Paeonia mlokosewitschii:

P. veitchii:


 

Anne Spiegel
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Lori, where did you get the Paeonia anomala?  That's a beauty.  Paeonia tenuifolia is the first one to bloom here but it doesn't last too long.  P. mlokowitschii does very well and the blooms last longer.  I'm very fond of P. peregrine.  The flowers are a very shiny red and they really stand out.

Lori S.
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I got Paeonia anomala from Rundle Wood (an excellent specialty nursery here in Calgary) in 2006.  

I have P. peregrina also (a cv. called 'Sunshine', apparently), but had to move it because it was being crowded and shaded, so it has taken some time to recover.  (Actually, I thought I'd killed it but it is coming back - maybe it will be strong enough to bloom again by next year.)  Yours is gorgeous!

A couple of peonies in bloom now...

Not sure what this one is (was mislabelled, I think,  as Paeonia japonica); Paeonia caucasica... does that seem right?

 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Lori, where are the pictures of the peonies you mention in your first post?

Here are one which appeared as a seedling in my garden. First flower!

lutea x delavayi

 

Flower of P obovata in shade

 

 

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

Lori, where are the pictures of the peonies you mention in your first post?

I don't know, Trond.  Lost in the transition to the new platform somehow!  Beautiful seedling. How many years did it take to bloom?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Lori, you could Edit your initial post and add the images back in if you wanted.  Surely it was "lost in translation" but it could be fixed.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Okay, I went back in and reattached the photos using "Embedded Images" and "Photobox large".  (P. officinalis is a more recent photo but close enough!)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

 

Hoy wrote:

Lori, where are the pictures of the peonies you mention in your first post?

I don't know, Trond.  Lost in the transition to the new platform somehow!  Beautiful seedling. How many years did it take to bloom?

They are back now, anyway!

It is the first one which is a seedling. It did take about 3 years to flower.

The text lacked for the last picture so I have added it now.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Some late peonies... cultivar names lost (they look much the same anyway).  These are about the most double ones I have - the flowers are not too heavy, and the stems strong enough, as to keep the flowers off the ground in heavy rains (which was the intent in choosing them)!

  

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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They are beautiful, Lori! I have a late semidouble one which has succumbed to the heavy rain while we have been away :-(

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

It is the first one which is a seedling. It did take about 3 years to flower.

Not bad at all for such magnificent plants!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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