Single peonies

woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)June 3, 2010

I really like the single peonies I've added recently. It is particularly nice that they don't flop!

Miss Mary:

Auntie Shirley:

White Wings:

I'll be looking for more to add in the fall...

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Those are really lovely! I especially like the red one.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 3:48PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

They sure do look different from the full flowered ones, don't they? No peonies here of any kind.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 3:53PM
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Just lovely! I like them, too, and agree they are a lot less floppy. Here's a pic of Krinkled White that I took a couple weeks ago. I love the little bee on the flower. :)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 3:54PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Cindy - I planted a Krinckled White this spring! Wrong time to plant but we'll see...

Rita - no peonies?!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 5:04PM
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oh my I LOVE the red one. Adding that to my list. Have you ever seen the lacy peonies? I think a single with lacy foliage would be to die for. All of your singles are gorgeous!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 7:39PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Lacy foliage? You mean fernleaf peony? I have a double one of those but I'd prefer a single one. The one I have has two strikes against it. It blooms much earlier than I expected it to and makes a dreadful combination with a lilac! Also, it has a tendency to go dormant in August if, as usual in August, the soil gets too dry. I really need to move it but they apparently don't take kindly to being moved and I don't want to kill it. Maybe this year I'll get around to moving it to a better spot...

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 9:02PM
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I have Scarlet O'Hara that reminds me of that red one of yours - unfortunately the lovely threadleaf japanese maple that it sit daintily beneath has grown into a giant and mostly shaded it - plus I have a lot of true reds, white, deep purples in the bed and it was just too pink. I dug it out this year in the spring before it shot out buds and moved it - horrible horrible but I was in the mood. I found one little piece of root I missed that had bravely shot up a sprout and lone flower where I moved it from. Somehow I felt the faeries wanted it to live so I left it.

Isn't it funny the silly mind discussions we have while gardening between the different sides of your brain?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 9:22PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Cindy - it's things like that that make the garden 'yours' in indescribable ways :-) I have a situation similar to that now. The birds love the hips on the Angel roses so I find seedling roses here and there in the garden. About two years ago a seedling popped up in a shady area at the edge of the white pines. I left it there, just to see what it would do, not expecting it to survive. But it did and last year it clearly decided it needed to be a climber if it wanted to get enough light to bloom - it shot up to 4' or so. We stuck a bamboo stake in and tied it to that, still not expecting it to really survive. It's reached the lowest branch of the pine and is flowering now! Now we need to do something about the rather ugly bamboo stake it's tied to if the rose becomes a permanent resident in that spot. Since these roses tend to seed and form colonies, it'll be interesting to see if any seedlings from it also turn out to be climbers! Always something interesting going on in the garden...

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 9:43PM
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