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Title: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gail on April 17, 2022, 06:44:01 PM
The peony season has started here in Norfolk;
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Paeonia clusii, in a pot till I decide best place for it...

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Paeonia obovata alba which stubbornly produces just one stem a year.

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and Paeonia decomposita - grown from AGS seed sown in 2017, which is quite fast to first flowering for me. It has a lovely scent.

I'm off to Greece on Wednesday - the third attempt at a Greentours trip to see peonies in the Greek Rhodope, so keeping everything crossed that a. I get there  and b. they are in flower!
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Maggi Young on April 17, 2022, 09:02:42 PM
Bon voyage, Gail!!
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Peppa on April 18, 2022, 07:56:15 AM
The peony season has started here in Norfolk;
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Paeonia clusii, in a pot till I decide best place for it...

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Paeonia obovata alba which stubbornly produces just one stem a year.

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and Paeonia decomposita - grown from AGS seed sown in 2017, which is quite fast to first flowering for me. It has a lovely scent.

I'm off to Greece on Wednesday - the third attempt at a Greentours trip to see peonies in the Greek Rhodope, so keeping everything crossed that a. I get there  and b. they are in flower!

Very pretty! I really like the white flowers against the dark leaves. Are these dark leaves (Paeonia clusii) typical for the species or is this a particularly nice clone?
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Leena on April 18, 2022, 08:52:03 AM
I'm off to Greece on Wednesday - the third attempt at a Greentours trip to see peonies in the Greek Rhodope, so keeping everything crossed that a. I get there  and b. they are in flower!

Have a nice trip, and I hope you see a lot of peonies and take pictures. :)
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gail on April 18, 2022, 09:21:45 AM
Are these dark leaves (Paeonia clusii) typical for the species or is this a particularly nice clone?
I think fairly typical, they do lighten as they mature and become a more silvery grey.

Thanks for the good wishes - I'll definitely take pictures, even if it is only of leaves...
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Peppa on April 19, 2022, 06:35:27 AM
I think fairly typical, they do lighten as they mature and become a more silvery grey.

Thanks for the good wishes - I'll definitely take pictures, even if it is only of leaves...

If the dark leaves are fairly common, I would love to find seeds and try them myself in the future.

Have a safe and great trip! Looking forward to seeing your photos!
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Lyndon Whyatt on April 21, 2022, 04:02:52 PM
Wow both are lovely! No peonies open yet for me in Potter Heigham yet. Here’s to things to come!
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: ruweiss on April 23, 2022, 08:44:33 PM
The first Peonies start flowering - the bumblebees enjoy the good
offer of pollen.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gail on April 29, 2022, 01:14:13 PM
Well, I did get to Greece - third time lucky, and we did find peonies but sadly due to the late spring, did not see any flowers. Last Friday was the Greek Orthodox Good Friday and we at least had a lovely time up in the mountain admiring the healthy peony plants while listening to the Easter service being broadcast from the village and there was a profusion of Anemone pavonina to enjoy.
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These are meant to be Paeonia saurei and anyone with time to spare in the next week are strongly advised to go and visit! They should be spectacular in flower. (P. saurei apparently differs from P. peregrina in having leaflets that are entire, rarely lobed and sparsely hispidulous beneath, and in having red stigmas.)

Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gail on April 29, 2022, 01:17:55 PM
The second peony population we found were also still in bud. Growing with a galanthus, that had probably flowered in February as the leaves were starting to die back.

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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gabriela on April 29, 2022, 05:22:17 PM
The first Peonies start flowering - the bumblebees enjoy the good
offer of pollen.

Very nice Rudi!
Interesting, in our climate P. mascula is also the first to emerge and then to flower. Some years, too early given the dangers of late frosts until late May. And it grows with an incredible speed in early spring, only matched by P. japonica.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gabriela on April 29, 2022, 05:23:05 PM
The second peony population we found were also still in bud. Growing with a galanthus, that had probably flowered in February as the leaves were starting to die back.

Always nice to see peonies in the wild habitat, thanks for sharing Gail.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Leena on April 30, 2022, 10:01:06 AM
Gail, thank you for pictures of wild habitats of peonies  :). It looks stony ground and it is no wonder P.peregrina type peonies don't like to grow in my flat more wet clay soil.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: FrazerHenderson on May 01, 2022, 04:30:18 PM
Just to advise that the May issue of Gardens Illustrated has an eight page spread showcasing the hybrid peonies at Binny Plants, UK. with helpful advice provided by nursery owner Billy Carruthers.

His illustrated peony catalogue can be found at https://www.binnyplants.com/catalogue (https://www.binnyplants.com/catalogue). The plants are a fine sight at the nursery when the collection is in full bloom.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Claire Cockcroft on May 03, 2022, 06:11:46 PM
Paeonia mascula, P. daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii, and a double P. suffruticosa (all from seed)

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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: DaveM on May 03, 2022, 06:24:41 PM
That is a truely magnificent Paeonia mascula, Claire!!!

Still waiting for my 'Molly the Witch' to open its buds.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Leena on May 05, 2022, 10:27:06 AM
That is a truely magnificent Paeonia mascula, Claire!!!

I agree, really a wonderful plant!
Here peonies are now coming up.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Guff on May 16, 2022, 03:41:43 PM
Tree Peony

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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Guff on May 16, 2022, 03:43:59 PM
Tree Peony

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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Stefan B. on May 16, 2022, 05:52:07 PM
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Paeonia tenuifolia

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Paeonia ostii

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Paeonia officinalis 'Mollis'
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Guff on May 18, 2022, 06:13:19 PM
Tree Peony

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Red opened
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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gail on May 18, 2022, 06:24:35 PM
Beautiful flowers. My screen is showing that first peony in your latest post Guff as a vibrant true purple - is that how it looks in life?
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Stefan B. on May 18, 2022, 06:27:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/xqev5xmm.jpg)

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Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hephestos'

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Peony 'Shima Nishiki'

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Paeonia suffruticosa 'Naniwa Nishiki'
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Guff on May 21, 2022, 03:22:24 PM
Gail, yes the purple looks just like the picture when it first opens then it turns a darker shade.

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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gail on May 21, 2022, 03:59:14 PM
Gail, yes the purple looks just like the picture when it first opens then it turns a darker shade.

Very lovely! I'm envious of the Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hephestos' Stefan posted too. I ordered one but it turned out to be a creamy coloured cultivar which was not what I wanted...
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gabriela on May 21, 2022, 09:14:12 PM
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hephestos' it's charming.

Some species peonies had a short flowering here due to unusual warm weather, now the P. officinalis and P. tenuifolia are in flower.
P. japonica
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P. mascula
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One form of P. officinalis
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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Stefan B. on May 22, 2022, 06:55:44 PM
I have wanted to have it for many years. It has been blooming in my garden for three years now.
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Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hephestos'

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Paeonia potanii orange typ

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Paeonia 'Pink Hawaiian Coral'
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Maggi Young on May 22, 2022, 07:06:09 PM
Found these pix posted elsewhere by a forumist ....

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 Not sure what they are- he "suggested" paying for  his coffee - but I don't know!!


Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Stefan B. on May 22, 2022, 07:38:30 PM
Wonderful 5 euro coin from Greece. I will buy more than one coffee with her :)
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/451360/#b
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gabriela on June 04, 2022, 10:34:29 PM
Yes, very nice coin. I would keep it as a token, instead of buying coffee :)

Paeonia peregrina from seeds with the first flower, so it deserves a mention and I have the image at the right size.
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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gail on June 05, 2022, 06:03:58 PM
Paeonia peregrina from seeds with the first flower, so it deserves a mention and I have the image at the right size.
Definitely deserves mentioning Gabriela, such a lovely plant and really popular with the honey bees here. Mine has just finished flowering.
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Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Gabriela on June 07, 2022, 09:21:54 PM
Definitely deserves mentioning Gabriela, such a lovely plant and really popular with the honey bees here. Mine has just finished flowering.

Thank you Gail. Such pristine red color, it is wonderful. The second one just flowered as well.
I was eagerly awaiting this spring for the first blooms, all other species peonies that I have finished a while ago, so it nice to have peregrina now.
Title: Re: Paeonia 2022
Post by: Guff on July 20, 2022, 03:55:15 AM
Any USA forum members have yellow single or double Tree Peony seeds(10 seeds each form) come September? Looking for Upright flowers. I have both of the yellows doubles that have hanging flowers upside down.

Would also like rockii, any colors(10 seeds)

Trade, buy or for postage. Thanks.
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