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Stefan B.

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Paeonia 2024
« on: April 04, 2024, 02:42:43 PM »
This spring Paeonia daurica bloomed 20 days earlier than last year.




Paeonia daurica

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2024, 10:28:45 AM »
That looks lovely Stefan. My first peony opened yesterday, Paeonia mascula subsp. russoi I love this one - fabulous foliage, with gorgeous cotton-woolly undersides to the leaves and always early; this year it has beaten P. obovata.
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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2024, 03:07:11 PM »
Yes peony season has begun, how lovely that you have this beautiful plant Gail!

Paeonia officinalis 'Mollis'

I bought P. mlokosewitchii in Spring 2018 from Kiftsgate Court Gardenn, lovely garden! It was a small plant, maybe from seed , it hasn't flowered yet, how many years does it take for this species to reach maturity, does anyone know?

Paeonia mlokosewitchii

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2024, 03:41:24 PM »
My first peony opened yesterday, Paeonia mascula subsp. russoi I love this one - fabulous foliage, with gorgeous cotton-woolly undersides to the leaves and always early; this year it has beaten P. obovata.

That looks lovely, how nice foliage and also flowers are pretty! I once had seedlings germinating but lost them one winter.

I bought P. mlokosewitchii in Spring 2018 from Kiftsgate Court Gardenn, lovely garden! It was a small plant, maybe from seed , it hasn't flowered yet, how many years does it take for this species to reach maturity, does anyone know?

I think the foliage looks like it should flower next year. It depends on the soil and such, but I think it should flower maybe 5 years from germinating.
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2024, 03:42:34 PM »
Our P. mascula ssp. rossii is open too.
Even got a couple of seeds germinated of it from last year.

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2024, 06:25:22 PM »
First of my tree peonies to flower - grown from seed sown 2017 as P. decomposita. Very pretty flower with a light sweet fragrance.

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2024, 08:33:33 PM »
Very beautiful photo of this lovely plant, Gail!

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2024, 08:28:17 PM »
Thank you Stefan, it has the nicest scent of any of my tree peonies.
Paeonia ? 'Shima-nishiki' opened in my front garden but is taking a battering from the wind. This has only produced all red flowers for me; I'm hoping it gives me some stripey ones in due course.
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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2024, 05:16:19 PM »
This has only produced all red flowers for me; I'm hoping it gives me some stripey ones in due course.

When established the plant will begin to show striped flowers. It takes him a few years to do that.

A few more bloomed today.


Paeonia tenuifolia


Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai'


Paeonia 'Earlybird' (Paeonia woodwardii x Paeonia tenuifolia)

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2024, 05:32:05 PM »
Our paeonies, growing in Aberdeen, are far behind those shown here - but with all the wind and rain, that is probably a blessing!
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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2024, 08:10:51 AM »
Yes, we've had wind and heavy hailstorms - not good for peonies! My front garden in sunshine;


Paeonia rockii - the plant Rivieres sells as UK form


Cardinal Vaughan


which is identical to (but the supplier charges 3 times the price of) 'Shimadaijin'

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2024, 08:15:23 AM »
Paeonia tenuifolia is the one most commented on by passers-by;


P. ostii ('Feng Dan Bei'), very popular with bees;

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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2024, 09:29:12 PM »
Paeonia tenuifolia is the one most commented on by passers-by;
It really is an impressive old plant with many flowers!

The funny thing is my Peony 'Shima Nishiki' is also only in red this season.  :)


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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2024, 06:03:04 PM »
Paeonia mlokosewitchii
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Re: Paeonia 2024
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2024, 12:36:43 PM »
Also this year my Shima Nishiki flowered only in red. It had 4 flowers this year (last year it was only one, but it had white stripes).

I have another strange thing. My P. emodi grows every year and shows small flower buds, but they do not develop over 1cm in diameter. Sometimes I had issues with frost and tried to cover the plant, but this year there was no frost only temperatures a bit above zero degree. Has anybody any idea why this could be?

Another problem I have is with P. veitchii. I got 3 times plants from a colleague and every time they disappeared/died after 1-2 years. Maybe I should try it with seeds, but where can I get some seeds of P. veitchii; can anybody of you send me some if you have some?

Here near Basel most of the tree peonies have finished with flowering except for the P. delavayi's which just started to flower.

 


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