Paeonies

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Hoy
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Peony time!
Here are some, mostly unknown from seed - some are possibly hybrids.

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

Lori S.
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Very nice, Trond.  There  are none in bloom in my yard yet.

Everyone who hasn't should see this, from the SRGC site!
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6964.msg201588#msg201588

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

Peter George
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The weather here has been atrocious, more like the Falklands than Massachusetts, and my first peony to open, P. mascula, lost it's flowers to the rain before I had a chance to get a decent picture. My P. veitchii, which I've had for 14 years, is in full bloom and because it's flowers are nodding, it has survived the rain well, and is looking absolutely superb. Over the next few days, assuming we'll actually get some sun, most of my other species peonies will be opening, and I'll post some photos as they do.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Lori S.
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Gorgeous, Peter!  People talk of the value of lawns for "setting off" plantings but I think a sand bed does just as well, and with much greater interest!

I am always confused by P. rockii... is it a tree peony, or a herbaceous one?

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:

Gorgeous, Peter!  People talk of the value of lawns for "setting off" plantings but I think a sand bed does just as well, and with much greater interest!

I am always confused by P. rockii... is it a tree peony, or a herbaceous one?

P. rockii is a tree peony!

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

Lori S.
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Finally... an unknown from the front yard:

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

IMYoung
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Skulski wrote:

Finally... an unknown from the front yard:

Good foliage, Lori.... and the flower seems promising too.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Lori S.
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More colourful foliage, Maggi, on a named cultivar whose name I have, unfortunately, lost:

P. mlokosewitschii will have 5 flowers this year!

The unusual pointy buds of P. veitchii (unusual to me at any rate  :)):

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

Hoy
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Lori, your first peony reminds me of one that my grandma had in her garden!
Molly-the-witch looks very healthy.

Maybe my unknown peony is a veitchii?

The P rockii-type has about 40 buds but not all open simultaneously. The flowers last for less than a week even in this cool weather we have now - but the rain crush the huge flowers.

       

Left picture shows two plants from the same seedbatch, they are a little different but clearly of the same parentage. The right picture shows a plant I rescued from an old neglected garden in Oslo many years ago.

     

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

Lori S.
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This was labelled as Paeonia japonica... do you think it is?  If so, it should have white flowers.  I'm not sure the leaves are correct.

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

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