Friday, June 21, 2013

2013 Peony Foliage on Steriods! Peony 'Bowl of Cream'

While cutting the spent blooms off my peonies last week, I couldn't help but notice the size of this peony. It is Peony 'Bowl of Cream'. This plant is just huge. The leaves on this peony are almost a foot long (10 inches). Each leaflet is 10 inches, making the compound leaf 20 inches across! Of all the varieties I grow, this one definitely has the largest leaves! Peony 'Bowl of Cream' was hybridized by Khlem in 1963. It is also a American Peony Society Gold Medal Winner from 1981. The size of this peony foliage convinced me to add another category, foliage size, to my Survey page. I'd like to make peonies more easily identifiable in the future. The more information we have about each peony plant, the easier it will be to identify the specific variety in the future.

Peony 'Bowl of Cream' Leaflet

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