What's this plant please

Hi, i've been at my house for 13 years and this plant has never done much, hidden away but having cut back my garden a couple of years ago, this year it's flourished and bloomed, i'd love to know what it is, its about 5ft tall, any ideas?

Thank you x




  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,099

    Looks like  Paeonia delavayi lutea. A species tree paeony.   I have the dark red version.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    It sure am!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    I love these. It's obviously much happier now. They don't mind a bit of shade but not too much

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Deffo tree peony, have a look at Forun picture gallery a beaut' picture of one yesterday. Enjoy.

  • Jules20Jules20 Posts: 2

    great, thank you everyone.  I thought it was a peony but didn't think they came in such big sizes! 

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    As with all peonies just a shame they have no scent. 

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    My "Dai Jin" has a superb scent.  It attracts rose chafer beetles.  It is supposed to be a tree peony with red and white striped flowers.  Last year it had one red, one white and one striped.  This year so far it has one red and two white, one of which started off as a pink bud.  but i can forgive it for the scent beats the wallflower and the bluebells which abound in my garden at this time of year.  My yellow one has lots of flowers this year and loads of seeds already.  It has grown to over 14feet so the peonies loved the wet year we have just had.



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