Paeonies

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Lori S.
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I'm surprised, given the climatic differences, that your peonies seem to be blooming at the same time as mine, Claire and Trond!  

Here are a few from my garden.
Paeonia officinalis is really nice this year:
   

Paeonia intermedia (or so it seems, from a determination over at the SRGC forum):
   

What I have as P. veitchii seems to match yours, Trond and David:
 

P. 'Peter Barr', starting to bloom:
 

And, by the way, Claire, it was such pleasure to see your garden while at the WWS - it was just spectacular!  (And I was also deeply impressed by your perfect recall of every plant's name and history.  Though my memory was never so good as that, I hope to regain what little I had someday!)  Thank you for showing your garden, and it's great to see you here!

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

Lori S.
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Unknown Paeonia... it came as a seedling in the roots of a daylily I ordered long ago.  (I like it a lot more than the daylily!)

P. tenuifolia 'Flore Pleno' again... this weekend has been quite nice and sunny, but it's been so gloomy lately that the flowers seem to have balled somewhat.  Still an eye-catcher though - passersby often ask about this plant.

P. mlokosewitchii:
 

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

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Hoy wrote:

David, this is what I think is a P anomala. (From seed 2009) The buds and flowers are more upright than veitchii.

Mine is very much nodding like your veitchii Trond. The leaves on mine are quite divided too, again like your veitchii. Picture below. I think I'm convinced enough now to amend my label.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Hoy wrote:

Claire, a very impressive "Molly-the Witch"!
P delavayi is very variable. Here are other forms from seed:

Here's my grown from seed Paeonia delavayi. The seed came labelled as P. delavayi forma lutea but I think it has some angustiloba blood in it.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

IMYoung
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I would wonder if that isn't a P. delavayi x P. lutea ludlowii, David, to give that orange shade to the flower.
Rather nice.

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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You could well be right Maggi. As I said the seed was labelled Paeonia delavayi forma lutea and at the time I posted the pic I wasn't aware that P delavyi was a red shade, hence my assumption that there might be angustiloba blood in mine. Still, it's a pretty thing and now it's released into the garden I look forward to more flowers next year. I also have P. delavayi forma angustiloba from seed which I hope will also flower next year.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Hoy
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Isn't both P. delavayi and lutea lumped together in P. delavayi (P. delavayi var delavayi and P. d. var lutea)?
I once had the "real" dark red P. d. var delavayi but it died several years ago. However it had crossed with P. d. var lutea and now I have several offsprings, some reddish and some yellow but none deep red. I also have another plant with red-striped yellow flowers but none are orange like David's.

     

     

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

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I've just had a look at The Plant List Trond and synonyms of Paeonia delavayi are shown for the following, as well as some others:-
P. d. var angustiloba
P. d. forma lutea
P. d. var. lulea

By the way P. veitchii is now shown as synonomous with P. anomola ssp. veitchii.

A lotta lumping going on out there ;D

You have some nice colours there. Mine is flowering for the first time so it will be interesting to see if it changes much next year.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Lori S.
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Seeds forming on P. veitchii:

P. caucasica... or so the label said, anyway; it seems an unusual colour if so?
 

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

Hoy
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It really is an unusual colour of your peony, Lori. It could be a  caucasica or a hybrid maybe :-\

Here is a cross between a yellow delavayi and a red one. Usually they're either red or yellow. Picture taken today:

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

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