Lobata vs. Lactiflora. Which should I plant?
The summer sun in Central Virginia is very strong. I can water cone flowers one day and the following afternoon they'll wilt, but not because of the lack of water. It has to do with the intense sun here. I read that the Hybrid varieties (Lobata) can die back in summer heat and that comment made me rethink ordering Hybrids.
I read that the Chinese peonies (Lactiflora) holds its leaves right to autumn. That sounds like the variety I need, but this has limited my choices considerably. There's so many Hybrids that I love! I notice that Hollingsworth Peonies will openly state if a particular Hybrid is susceptible to die back in the heat of summer. Do you think I need to limit my variety of peonies?