Peonies 2013

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Hoy
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I'm afraid it can be too big!

It is still in flower: Taken today.

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

Lori S.
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What an amazing colour!  Is it a herbaceous peony?

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

Hoy
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No, it is a cross between a red flowered delavayi and a lutea I presume. I get hundreds of seedlings popping up everywhere every year which I have to remove. So it is just random that this one was spared.

This is the probable parents:

 

 

 

The flowers are smaller than the herbaceous types but the plants are bigger!

I can send you a bag of seed if you are interested to try!

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

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

No fertile seeds on Paeonia caucasica but the unfertilized bits make for a rather bizarre sight...

  

I did get a few fertile seeds on Paeonia kavachenis, though:

 

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

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