Saturday, May 9, 2020

2020 Peony Blooms Week 7 Very Late

The lactifloras are definitely out this week. I can't believe how many blooms we had opening this past week in May our 7th week of bloom! I have never seen a bloom season quite like this one, and I am just thrilled. I wish our spring weather could be this temperate and easy on the plants every year! I know the peonies have enjoyed the cooler nights and less hot days. Their blooms have lasted longer and they have opened slower, both for the season and on the bush. A peony that's blooms might only last 1 week in the year are now lasting 2 weeks. I am very grateful for this opportunity to observe, document, see, and smell the flowers this year for such an extended period. I hope your bloom season is going swell too!

Peony 'Mother's Choice'

Peony 'Angel Cheeks'

Peony 'Paul M. Wild'

Peony 'Pillow Talk'

Peony 'Rose Heart'

Peony 'Westerner'

Peony 'Ursa Minor'

Peony 'Petticoat Flounce'

Peony Lavender Ruffles

Peony 'Mr. Ed'


  1. These are all so very gorgeous. How I wish I had the space to grow more than one peony (which is in a container!).

    1. Rowena, you are a much better container gardener than me! I only grew a peony in a container once (and it was one I had purchased growing in flower in the container). It bloomed a couple more years in the pot before it stopped flowering. Now I always just stick with planting peonies in the ground!

  2. All gorgeous! Thank you for documenting--it is so helpful to see what the different varieties look like in a real person's garden rather than a stock image of the most pristine specimen from the grower.

    1. Thank you, Katie! Yes, I agree. A dose of realism is always a refreshing perspective!