Thursday, April 18, 2019

2019 Tree Peony 'KC Red' Blooms for the First Time

Tree Peony 'KC Red'

Wow! I must say I was thrilled to see the blooms open on my new Tree Peony 'KC Red'. I actually won (by bidding on) this peony in the 2018 American Peony Society Convention Auction. It was donated by Adelman Peony Gardens. The root they sent was huge, and the growth it has put on this year is evident in the high quality root they sent. It has two huge buds in its first year! I just had to capture the color of the bloom. It was a little hard to match its color to just one card, but I think the RHS "Dark Pink Red" 53C is the closest match. It's also a little hard to capture the true color of the flower. The top photo is the best representation, as the white card in the photo, helps white balance the camera. All together it is a gorgeous flower, and I would highly recommend bidding on it if it comes up in this year's APS Convention Auction, as it looks like it is already sold out at Solaris Farms this year, and I don't see it as an offering at Adelman Peony Gardens.

Tree Peony 'KC Red'

1 comment:

  1. Hi Adriana, We live in Gaston County,just west of Charlotte. I used to live in Indiana,so chill time wasn't an issue for my peonies. Should I consider planting my peonies in a raised bed to help get more chill time for the roots?