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Peonies in Bloom! April 30, 2012

I recently posted the photos of the first peonies to bloom this year and they are still in bloom along with a few others.

Red Charm, Doreen, Coral Supreme, Coral Sunset, Coral Charm, Duchess de Nemours and Single Japanese Peonies are blooming now.

Do Tell Japanese Pink Peony

Do Tell, Japanese Pink Peony and Bud

 

Do Tell Japanese Pink Peony

Do Tell, Japanese Pink Peony

 

Coral Sunset Double Coral Peony

Coral Sunset, Double Coral Peony

 

Coral Sunset Double Coral Peony

Coral Sunset, Double Coral Peony, beginning to Fade

 

Doreen Japanese Rose Peony

Doreen, Japanese Rose Peony

 

Doreen Japanese Single Rose Peony

Doreen, Japanese Single Rose Peony

 

Doreen Peony Japanese Single Rose Peony

Doreen Peony, Japanese Single Rose Peony

 

Red Charm Peony

Red Charm Peony, Bomb Type

 

Duchess de Nemours Double White Peony

Duchess de Nemours, Double White Peony

 

Double White Peony

Duchess de Nemours, Double White Peony

The Earliest Peonies are Blooming!

In mid-April, as the last of the late tulips finished, the earliest peonies began to bloom in my garden.  The very earliest are the coral varieties, Coral Charm and Coral Supreme, both semi-doubles.  In addition, I found a light pink and white rogue in a hedge which I will have to wait to photograph when the nine other buds open as I missed photographing the first one.  I’m also not sure which variety it is but as it had ten buds, it has to have been there for a long time and may have been a “volunteer”.  Paula Fay had its first bloom a few days later and there are other varieties showing color on their buds.

coral supreme peony

Coral Charm, Semi-Double Peony and the earliest to bloom (April 16, 2012)

 

Single Light Pink Peony

Pink and White volunteer Single Peony (April 16 2012)

 

Paula Fay Peony

Paula Fay Peony, Semi-Double Rose Pink (April 19, 2012)

 

Princess Margaret Peony

Princess Margaret Peony, Double Rose Pink (April 20, 2012)

 

Red Charm Peony

Red Charm Peony, Red Double (April 21 2012)

 

Double Coral Peony

Double Coral Peony opening from Bud. On the same plant are three stages of bloom as seen below. (April 21, 2012)

 

Double Coral Peony

Double Coral Peony, same plant as above – Fully Opened (April 21, 2012)

 

White Double Coral Peony

On the same plant as the two blooms above – older white, Double Coral Peony (April 21, 2012)

 

Semi-Double Rose Peony

Semi-Double Rose Peony (April 21, 2012)

Peonies come in many colors and shapes and bloom over a multi-month period in cold climates.  Like other bulbs in warm areas, the bloom tends to come much closer together between the early, mid-early, mid, middle-late, and late peonies in warm climates.  In warm climates, plant the earlier varieties as the buds on late varieties may fail to open when the hotter weather arrives.  Japanese peonies os all types are also recommended.