Certainly not a plant I would buy - I think they are pretty boring. Not a long enough flowering period for me. But I could be persuaded - photos anyone?
my peonies this year only had two flowers that bloomed the rest were tiny dry buds that dried out. any one know why,
I have 2 peonies, they both flowered this year for the first time for a couple of years. Both are red but would love a pink one. I think they are beautiful and it was worth the wait. Tho I hope they flower again next year!!
..excellent article by Adam Pasco, the best I've read recently, probably because I very much agree with what he says...lol.
... I no longer grow Peonies or Iris's... for the reasons he gives...but enjoy daylilies and some annuals even, as they go on for longer...and this is important now in a smaller garden I find...
... he didn't mention tender perennials - Geoff Hamilton's favoured planting... and I think there is a lot to be said for some of these too...
Hello bekkie hughes and salino, please do not fall out of love with these beautiful peonies. They are simply one of the many beauties in any garden. I have 3 single pink peonies, first to bloom then tree peonies followed by the shrub doubles. When a peony plant is healthy, it has many blooms and they do not flower all in one go, so the flowering period is prolonged. I have to count mine next year and log down the length of the flowering period of each plant. I love roses and peonies equally.