Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: January 7, 2018

PEONY blossom just beginning to bud

...PAEONIA 'Kansas'

by PeglegDeb

The PEONY bed at my place is the largest of any of the beds....close to 50' long w/ blossoms ranging from exquisitely delicate singles to large and lush doubles in shades from pure white to the deepest red. They put on a truly spectacular very aromatic show starting in mid-June w/ the early varieties and last until the end of July when the late bloomers blossom.

Truly among the most durable and longest-lived perennials (there are specimens known to be over 100 years old) they have no exacting cultural requirements beyond full sun and they shrug off the cold Vermont winters. After it's stunning bloom is complete I am left w/ mounds of glossy, deep green foliage which lasts the entire summer and then turns purplish or gold in the Autumn. Just about THE perfect perennial.

The image here shows PAEONIA 'Kansas'- a deep pink double variety at it's budding stage. Taken on a clear late spring afternoon I thought the greens and pinks were just perfect together and liked the look of it's two bed-mates off in the distance.

Post Type Photography Mixed Media None
My gardens. Cropped and sharpened just slightly. Narrow border added. All manual settings.

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