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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: Pretty Pink Flower Needs ID'd Reply with quote

Any ideas what this pretty flower is? It was to be a standard Peony but instead I got this. It took 2 years to bloom and afterwards left me with small seed pods.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paeonia sp. There are lots.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=paeonia&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=EpUlUpbKKYKl0wXM24C4Cw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver surfer wrote:
Paeonia sp. There are lots.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=paeonia&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=EpUlUpbKKYKl0wXM24C4Cw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967

Thanks! I was told and expected the regular Peony.-the bushy kind with a lot of petals and then this guy shows up, lol. It looks so puny by comparison. Pretty. But puny.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one IS one of the regular Paeonia.
Probably a species.
Any plants which grow from the seeds of a species Peony will come true and look like the parent.

The ones with lots of petals /named cultivars are mostly the result of man cross hybridising plants to achieve bigger, fancier blooms.
They will not come true from the seed.
They must be propagated in other means.
Therefore usually more expensive to buy!
Often VERY expensive.
See below....


http://www.binnyplants.com/Catalogue_PeonyByGenusPlantsAtoZ.asp?CategoryID=18&GenusID=142&Alpha=*
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally prefer this one, compared to the larger, fussier Peonies ! And maybe it is more accessible for pollinators too.....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver surfer wrote:
This one IS one of the regular Paeonia.
Probably a species.
Any plants which grow from the seeds of a species Peony will come true and look like the parent.

The ones with lots of petals /named cultivars are mostly the result of man cross hybridising plants to achieve bigger, fancier blooms.
They will not come true from the seed.
They must be propagated in other means.
Therefore usually more expensive to buy!
Often VERY expensive.
See below....


http://www.binnyplants.com/Catalogue_PeonyByGenusPlantsAtoZ.asp?CategoryID=18&GenusID=142&Alpha=*

I see! Thanks for the info. I got small seed pods where the flowers used to be.
I cut one open and there's 2 rows of microscopic seeds. Do you suppose they're viable? This is the 2nd year they've bloom, for whatever that's worth.
Thank you for the link.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
I personally prefer this one, compared to the larger, fussier Peonies ! And maybe it is more accessible for pollinators too.....

I hadn't thought about the pollinators!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow thats a beautiful flower, I love the colour of it! Lovely shade of pink Smile
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