Thursday, May 14, 2020

2020 Giant Bloom on Intersectional Peony 'Gordon E. Simonson'

Intersectional Peony 'Gordon E. Simonson'

WOW! That's all I can really say about this Giant Bloom on my Intersectional Peony 'Gordon E. Simonson'. Of all the intersectional peonies I grow, the flowers on this one are definitely the largest. This is actually the first year this intersectional peony has bloomed for me. I first planted it in 2017, and it took until now to grow it to blooming size. The very first flower to open on this plant is super huge!! The petals on this flower just continued to grow and expand as it was open.

Intersectional Peony 'Gordon E. Simonson'

The color has faded some since it first opened, but for the most part, it has held the color pretty well, and is still a very nice shade. The substance on these petals is unbelievable! They are thick and really hold up well to the sun. This plant had 4 blooms on it for me this year, the first year that it has ever bloomed for me. What a giant stunner! I can't wait to see how this one does next year as well!! I wasn't sure if I would like this peony or not since it doesn't have a great name, but I am really impressed.

Intersectional Peony 'Gordon E. Simonson'


  1. Have you found any of the intersectionals to have a decent vase life? If so, which ones and how long? Thank you

    1. Hi Leya, I haven't found Intersectional Peonies (or single herbaceous peonies) to last very long in the vase. The petals seem to fall out after a few days. However this Intersectional Peony 'Gordon E. Simonson' might be a good one to try. The petals have really good substance, and it carries itself nicely overall. I must admit I have not tried placing this one in the vase yet. I just really like enjoying them in my garden! Also cutting them while they are still in a bud may help them last a tiny bit longer as well. Good luck!