To Sorbet or Not to Sorbet...(Pics)

houdiniiMay 28, 2008

Okay, my peony blooms from last week led me to believe I received a Mons. Jules Elie plant from Walmart as opposed to the packaged Sorbet variety. However, now that some of the side buds have bloomed, I'm thinking maybe it is Sorbet! These side buds are less full and have a more prominent white layer than last week's blooms.

I updated my flickr account with these Sorbet looking blooms, they are a lot different than the ones I labeled as Mons. Jules Elie last week...(reference link).

Here is a link that might be useful: My Sorbet Peony Pic

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Thanks for posting pictures of your peonies! Can't help you identify, but love looking.

Mine are still full of buds ready to burst open!! I'm anxious with anticipation!!


    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 10:04AM
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It's fun watching them grow and then finally bloom!

I'm pretty confident it is Sorbet, but I'm 99% sure Walmart messed up on the package they labeled Edulis Superba, since mine bloomed completely white with just a few petals edged/tinged with red. Even so, I am happy with the white; eventually it will provide a nice contrast to the pinks.

I wish I had a better camera to take pictures with other than my camera phone. Hope you can post pics of your peonies. This morning I brought in a stem that had 3 side buds on it. In about an hour they opened up; it's fun to bring some inside to enjoy.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 10:16AM
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flowerluvr(Z5 IN)

You took those with a camera phone??? Nice job! I'm not sure about the id, either. I've only got one peony open right now. It's an unnamed supposedly coral colored one. It's really pretty, so I guess the name doesn't really matter. I've got lots more waiting to open. I'll try and get some shots and post them on the gallery. Every year, I seem to see at least one more I gotta have. Your pics of Angel Cheeks makes me think....gotta get it! Thanks for sharing your photos, they're beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 1:56PM
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Did you take some pictures of this year's blooms?

    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 1:42PM
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