Friday, May 1, 2020

2020 Intersectional Peony 'Chief Black Hawk' Flower Bud is Really Black!!

Wow! That's all I could really say when I spotted this bud on my Intersectional Peony 'Chief Black Hawk'! The flower petals of this intersectional peony's buds really are black! I have never seen a bud quite like this before. So this was definitely a suprise when I found it. It is quite stunning! Now the wait is on to see it bloom! This will be the first year this peony has bloomed for me. I can't wait to see it in action.

Intersectional Peony 'Chief Black Hawk' Flower Bud

I just planted this Intersectional Peony 'Chief Black Hawk' last fall 2019, and it came from Oregon Perennial. I won it in last year's APS auction. (Oregon Perennial does not sell retail, but they do donate plants to the APS Auction.) If you're looking to purchase one, Brooks Gardens is definitely the place to be. They dropped the price on this plant this year, 2020 Intersectional Peony 'Chief Black Hawk' Price Drops Over 50%, and it looks like they still have some in stock. Now's your chance!


  1. I just moved to South eastern NC and miss my upstate peony garden, and I want to plant an even better one down here!!

    1. Hi Melody, I hope you are able to get your peony garden started there in your new home! I would start with some easy favorites like Peony "Festiva Maxima" and Intersectional Peony "Bartzella". Make sure to find a nice spot, free from competition, with even moisture and nice soil (amend if needed). Good luck!!