Best herbaceous peonies

Best herbaceous peonies

Various Peony Varieties at Peony Farm Our divisions are prepared to meet industry standards of 3-5 eyes. However, because our divisions are cut from (3rd) third year plants, they have initial flowed buds in strong bud roots as compared to divisions from (1st) first year plants. Healthy Bare Root Peony with 3-5 eyes Compare Healthy Bare Root with 3-5 eyes from 3rd year plants with same 3-5 eyes form 1st year plants. Peonies in your Perennial Garden I love Peonies! They are stunning …

Planting Herbaceous Peonies

Planting Herbaceous Peonies

Once the fall sets in, I focus on all of those plants that favor a fall planting. Of course the spring flowering bulbs are routinely planted in the fall, but right now I am thinking about peonies. I have had a big love for peonies my entire gardening life. At one point early in my gardener history, I had many hundreds of them planted on my property in rows, like crops. This infatuation with peonies predates my infatuation with design. I wanted those plants, and had no idea of …

Herbaceous peony in pots

Herbaceous peony in pots

Had a teeny weeny harvest last week but forgot to take photos. The harvest was the scallion and the Chinese parsley used in the Coral Shrimp I posted on 2/8. The scallions are from my windowsill garden and the Chinese parsley from my backdoor garden. Few weeks ago, I needed more scallion for a recipe than my window sill pots could supply so bought a bunch at the food market, only to discover I had bought a bunch the week before. Knowing the extras would rot if I leave them in …

Herbaceous Peony Seeds

Herbaceous Peony Seeds

August will be the time to collect this year’s peony seeds. The vast majority of peonies yield viable seeds so if you left the pods on the plant all summer, try your hand at raising a crop of peonies from seed. Peonies raised from seed do not come true to the parent plant, though they may strongly resemble it. Almost all cultivated tree and herbaceous peonies are hybrids far removed from their wild species ancestors. The exception to this rule are seeds collected from a single …

Herbaceous peony varieties

Herbaceous peony varieties

Herbaceous Peonies These are the plants that most people recognise as Peonies. They have been in cultivation in the West for the best part of two thousand years and in China for much longer than that. In the medieval period thay were used for their medicinal properties, although by then only two types were in general Western cultivation, P.officinalis and P.mascula. As the modern era approached, Western paeoniaphiles began to import more varieties from China (particularly forms …

Herbaceous peony Australia

Herbaceous peony Australia

Peonies are sometimes called Queen of the Flowers . Few garden plants are surrounded with as much mystique as the peony. Herbaceous peonies are most beautiful plants, with a multitude of delicate petals wrapped into large tight flowers. They are relatively easy to grow providing you have a good cold winter. For situations where the weather is not cold enough, tree peonies are more suitable. For Jan White peonies have become a life-long obsession. She began growing them as a means …

Herbaceous Peony Paeonia Coral Charm

Herbaceous Peony Paeonia Coral Charm

Editors Picks An early-blooming semidouble whose deep coral buds open to form glowing chalices of a smooth coral-peach. Against the deep green foliage, this color could hardly be more attractive. Plant Coral Charm with whites, but not strong pinks or reds. Winner of the American Peony Society s Gold Medal in 1986. PP 4, 247 Peonies produce their extravagant display in early June every year, regardless of weather, because they are among the most durable and longest-lived plants …

Herbaceous peonies Tasmania

Herbaceous peonies Tasmania

I’m a farm girl from way back. My parents would laugh hysterically at that statement. As farm girls go, I wasn’t exactly an expert at tractor-driving, sheep-shearing or cow-milking. Can we just say I was raised on a farm, and leave it at that? I wanted to make this point though: an old, country bird like me thought Weston Farm was awesome. So imagine what city kids and Chinese tourists will think. I know… right? Sally has been house-sitting for Richard and Belinda, the owners …

Blue herbaceous peony

Blue herbaceous peony

Today, the Herbaceous Peony, Coral Fay, has opened up. She is the first of these Herbaceous Peonies to flower. I took these photos this morning, and when filing the images I noticed that last year, I took my first photos of her on 14 October - so she is pretty consistent, year on year. Herbaceous Peonies and Tree Peonies are in the same genus, but they are very different plants. These behave much like Dahlias - they have large woody tubers (root stock, to be accurate), but they …