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Peony flowering at last

imageimage                    I went to an open garden six years ago and bought a seedling peony plant. This year it has flowered and is covered in the brightest yellow, almost semi double blooms. Anyone know what it is most likely called.

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  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666

    Lutea ?

  • Darren.

    mine has taken 6 years, but it is lovely all year, as you say it's foliage is tropically luscious. Thanks for the name. Is it possible to prune it to keep it from spreading

  • Amy, 

    thank you for all the info about my paeonia, (and the spelling of it) appreciated, what do you think about the pruning

  • aym,

    thanks  for all the info about my shrub (and the spelling of it as well). Have you been able to keep yours from spreading by pruning it.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    cut off some of the older stems right to base. If you shorten them you end up with an ugly shaped lump. But it's a big bush and looks much better like that. 

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Grew up with Paeonia as I have said before on here a very beautiful but frustrating plant, my garden has several Paeonia Lutea Ludowii, Paeonia Rubra Plena. One came from Dads Garden a huge plant that he thought may have been planted by Great grandma Brown in the 1890's. That took seven years to flower but worth the wait.

    You can with great care cut off the newest growth on the outside of the root ball and replant they will take up to five years to flower. Never cover the root ball though I mulch around the root in a circle keeping away from the actual root. They like plenty of water, after flowering I leave them alone,  growth dies off but provides some cover for the root against frost in winter then clear all the debris from the root and mulch as above. They will give years of joy, I love them.

    Frank.

  • To all the experts who answered my call for help many thanks for all the lovely advice, 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    I'm no expert aym and valerie. My plants are the experts. I tell them to sort it out for themselves and they doimage

    all I do is sow seeds and bring up the babies

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