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What are Your Favorite Peonies?

Please tell me which peonies you have enjoyed or admired most over the years,  I have my favorites, but once in a while another one takes my eye!

Coral Supreme, Red Charm, Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt are favorites, but this year I was knocked out by Duchess de Nemours which had an extraordinary bloom.  Perhaps this peony takes a long time to grow large enough to produce such blooms, but only by looking it up did I figure out what it was!

From time to time, Doreen, a single pink Japanese (large, fluffy center of yellow stamens) has been a favorite as has Mons. Jules Elie.  Also, Sarah Bernhardt which has dense pink petals is wonderful as is the sturdy Henry Bockstoce with almost a rose form.

Ivory Victory was spectacular years ago and I’ve located some again. etc. etc.

So, write to me and let me know what you like most and maybe I’ll learn some new varieties!

Peonies on Table
From left, Coral Supreme (fading), Princess Margaret, Doreen, Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt (several at different stages), Henry Bockstoce, and others.

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