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Yes, most certainly. When the peonies are in bloom, I simply love them to bits, I touch them, cup the flowers in my hands, they are so delicate and beautiful. I have 17 in my garden, thinking of adding more.


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    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?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • J.J.J.J. Posts: 23

    my peonies this year only had two flowers that bloomed the rest were tiny dry buds that dried out. any one know why,

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,548

    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!! 

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..excellent article by Adam Pasco, the best I've read recently, probably because I very much agree with what he

    ... 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...

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Ive got flippin loads of a dark red/burgandy one, got loads cos i keep moving it and missing some of the tuber/ rhizome thingy, dont really like it any more, bored of it i spose! image
  • 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.


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