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debs64debs64 Posts: 4,731



  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,731
    This beautiful peony is one of the few things from previous owners in my garden. Any idea which variety it is as daughter wants to buy one the same? 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,178
    Difficult,  it looks a little like Karl Rosenfield, but l am not sure about the colour.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537
    Kelways have one like it called Red Charm

  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,731
    it’s a beautiful deep crimson always flowers this time of year the previous tenants weren’t gardening people so I doubt it’s an unusual variety and they have been in situ over 10 years if that helps? Absolutely no scent and rather sprawling foliage but the colour! 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537
    How about this one, if you order a red peony from many of the cheap plant sites, this is what you get, an old cottage garden type.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,178
    This is the Karl Rosenfield one, trouble is it's difficult to tell the true colour from a photo. It's quite an old variety dating back to 1908.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I have a very similar if not identical looking one which has been in the garden since before I moved in over 35 years ago and decided it was most likely the one fidgetbones mentions.  Quite floppy stems so needs a bit of support or wet flowers end up on the ground with mine.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537
    I inherited a pink version from next door. Old Tom called it his peony rose.
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    edited May 2019
    It looks very similar to the peony I inherited at my previous house bought in 1971. I brought a lump with me and nearly 50 years on it is still one of my favourite colours. No idea what it is called but it gets flattened almost every year about this time by thunderstorms and heavy rain so I make the most of the few weeks it is flowering  :)

    It's true, the old ones are the best!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,731
    No yellow stamens on mine so think it’s the one fidgetbones suggested. Any tips on transplanting one there are several large clumps in the garden? 
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