Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Peony Blooms Early - Week 2

We've had a cloudy, but mostly dry week this week, which seemed to slow the development and bloom of the peonies. However, a few more flowers did open this week. Peony 'Honor' is always a bright shot of hot pink very early in the season, and one of my favorite colors in the early bloomers, a very bright pink purple. Peony 'Lustrous' is a great early blooming semi double candy red flower, that has so many petals it looks like a very lush double before it opens fully to reveal a bright yellow center. Peony 'Firelight' is an awesome single early bloomer in a light pink shade with darker pink flares. Peony 'Roy Pehrson's Best Yellow' is a reliable plant that increases well every year here in our Southern climate and I would highly recommend to other Southern gardeners for early peony color in a soft yellow. We did get a good rain after the end of the week. So I'm looking forward to lots more blooms in Week 3!
Peony 'Honor'
Peony 'Lustrous'
Peony 'Firelight'
Peony 'Roy Pehrson's Best Yellow'

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