Tree Paeony

My tree paeony has two branches (both arising above the soil and as delivered a couple of years back).  Last year, I had two bright yellow flowers.  This year, the taller, separate branch flowered first, with two beautiful white blooms with purple anthers.  A few weeks later, the separate branch flowered, again with yellow blooms.  It's nice to have two different colours but is it a problem?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    I suspect a grafted plant. Whichever is the rootstock, probably the yellow, is likely to be stronger and take over. If you like both, prune out some of the stronger one to make sure that doesn't happen

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,234

    Most tree peonies supplied are grafted, so the chances are one colour flower is from the rootstock, the other from the grafted variety.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'd suspect the yellow was the original graft rootstock, with the white was grafted on. It's usual to plant tree peonies with the graft below soil level so if it was planted above soil level, that's why its producing two colours.

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