Peonies in May: A Springtime Flashback'

'Do Tell' is a Japanese style peony with a light fragrance. This bloom is from its second year in the garden. I cut it with a 4-inch stem so its energy could go toward root growth.

'Princess Chiffon' is a tree peony I like more with each passing year.
This is from year five.
It's great to be able to look back at photos taken the previous year. All of these flowers were blooming in May, 2015. I love to compare bloom dates from year to year, especially in the winter when there is not much color in the garden.
Magnolia 'Pink Charm' goes great with peonies.

Peony-shaded tulips

Geum 'Cosmopolitan'

Tree peony 'Calypso' looks great in its fourth year after planting.

Peony 'Roselette's Child' took a few years to get established. It's a floppy plant
even though the flowers are single.

'Al's Choice', my first intersectional peony and still one of my favorites. It came a bit on the early side in 2015.

'Ariadne', a tree peony that's just magical.

1 comment:

  1. Great article and lovely photos. I have not heard of some of these varieties.