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wynnwynnwynnwynn Posts: 6
Does anyone know what variety / name of this peony is please?
I did ask earlier but apparently the photo did not download.
Suzanne from Madley, Herefordshire 

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  • robiwanrobiwan Posts: 206
    has it got woody stems ?
  • wynnwynnwynnwynn Posts: 6
    I would not say it was woody but is quite a sturdy plant. I saw it in a public garden, could not see anyone around to ask about the plant.
  • robiwanrobiwan Posts: 206
    shrub peony not sure variety
     
  • wynnwynnwynnwynn Posts: 6
    Thanks. I think I need to show the photograph to a Peony Specialist.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,245
    Hello @wynnwynn, I've just had a look at the Peony chapter in my Claire Austin book on perennials for you but can't see one anything like yours - those fringed outer petals are quite distinctive.  It might be one of the new Intersectional crosses (a cross between a tree peony and a herbaceous one) so you're right you need a peony specialist. 
  • AlchemistAlchemist Self IsolationPosts: 262
    Take take a look at the Kelways website. They are one of the peony specialist. I’ll take a look later and post if I find anything similar. 
  • wynnwynnwynnwynn Posts: 6
    Thank you for your help. I too have looked in books and on line but as you say the leaves are pretty distinctive. I'll take a look at Kelways, failing that I'll try a few local garden nurseries to see if they can help. I do wonder if it is a possible cross between a shrub and tree as it was very sturdy as a shrub, as you know some peonies can droop under their own weight.
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