how to tell edulis superba from alexander fleming

gottagarden(z5 western NY)October 12, 2011

I bought both peonies, and have tags but cannot tell which is which. google images doesn't help, they show these ranging from pale pink to dark pink.

What characteristics could help me tell these apart?

I just dug up one and had to move it, and am dividing it and want to know which of these 2 it is.

Here's a photo, sorry it isn't more of a closeup, but it's all I could find.

THanks in advance. From Plant Trades

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gottagarden(z5 western NY)

Another photo, when it's past its prime. thanks From Plant Trades

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 9:09AM
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wieslaw59

Firstly, there are so many similar in this colour range that it is nearly impossible to tell the difference. Secondly, you never know if you've got the true one. A catalogue from which I bought Edulis Superba said 'self-supporting'. A plant I bought as A.Flemming had very long outwardly arching stems with blooms high above the foliage. It could not stand up after the first rain so I threw it out. But judging by the pictures people upload on the internet, it looks like it might be exactly opposite.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 5:11PM
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