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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:59 pm    Post subject: Can you identify this perennial flower please Reply with quote

Fabulous red blooms, this gets cut down to the stump every year after the season and comes back like this. It's just starting to bloom now but what is it? I want one!


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peony.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a peony. I have no idea which one as there are loads of them (hundreds?) in cultivation.
I suggest you take the photo to a decent garden centre and ask what they have that is similar. They are very easy to grow, like a reasonably fertile, moisture retentive but well drained soil and plenty of sun. Some support is needed for the taller ones. If you get hard frosts you might want to protect the crown of the plant with a thick mulch in winter. Watch out for slugs as the new shoots emerge. Otherwise, easy-peasy.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm growing a pink peony bush atm. Even its leaves are pretty aren't they? Kind of Japanese Acer-like
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both. I know the the owner of this one does nothing with it except cut it back so is very easy to care for. Definitely a candidate for my garden!
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always found that peony's don't like being disturbed
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they can sulk if moved. The red one I have, like Fergus' but darker, was originally planted by the previous owner at the top of an exposed bank where it wasn't happy. It took a year or two to settle in after being moved but it has thrived ever since.
My tree peony has beautiful dark foliage - it is starting into bloom now.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The white ones have a lovely perfume

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny things happen with auto-correct!
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:50 pm    Post subject: Shivering peony Reply with quote

Here are some photos I took today, between the freezing showers. The tree peony is very reluctant to open its flowers fully and I don't blame it.
The pond-side planting is getting into gear.
Perennials are perking up in the central border.



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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leamore nursery might have the name of the cultivar, as was previously said there are lots of them.

I'm waiting for my herbaceous peonies to bloom, any week now I guess compared with other people in the vicinity who have theirs out I'm not getting enough sun. My tree peonies have finished flowering two weeks ago and are facing some competition which I believe they don't really like.




Tree Paeonia 'Kinski'


Here is 'bowl of beauty' from a few years ago.



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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely flowers, Mews, and well taken photos. KS has some photographic competition! I especially like the last one, with the alliums and foxglove. The composition works well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I'm new to this site in fact I only joined about 10 minutes ago, feel a little cheeky jumping in but I think its Paeonia Karl Rosenfied. Smile They are beautiful
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Ha jump in all you like, it wouldn't be too hard to raise the level on here sometimes!!!
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Hi shep. It's always good to have a new person join us. You are very welcome.
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