Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Intersectional Peony Centers - Can You Guess???

If you haven't noticed the centers of your intersectional blossoms before, then you are definitely missing out! These beautiful blossoms are more than just a bunch of colorful petals. The centers are full of an abundance of goodness. Even though these peony parts are mostly useless for hybridizing, they possess a curious, intimate, almost other worldly center in miniature. My imagination sometimes finds myself wondering what small sprites could inhabit the stately, castle-like stigmas. The tips of the stigma "castles" come in bright hues of fuchsia lavender, lipstick red, baby pink, golden yellow, and ivory white. The petals are decorated by contrasting colored flares in reds, burgundies, whites, and shades of purple. The golden yellow crown of stamens stand guard around the castle. I have purposefully left the names off of these flowers to see if you already know the names of these intersectional peonies by looking at their centers. If you'd like to guess, you can leave a comment below or here on Facebook. I will reveal the answers to the flowers' identities next week! ;-)

Intersectional Peony 'Bartzella'

Intersectional Peony 'Scarlet Heaven'

Intersectional Peony 'Cora Louise'

Intersectional Peony 'Sonoma Amethyst'

Intersectional Peony 'Takara' 慈悲 (Treasure) - Smith Opus 2

Intersectional Peony 'Sequestered Sunshine'


  1. #1 peony charm; #2 scarlet heaven; #3 cara louise; #4 first arrival; #5 julia rose; #6 bartzella peony

    I hope I got them right!

  2. Emailed Guesses from Eileen:

    Adriana, sorry I'm not on facebook....I'll give you my guesses:
    Scarlet Heaven. 2nd guess. Unique
    Cora Louise
    First Arrival
    Hillary. . (I hope!! as I just planted one in October)
    Garden Treasure