Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 Peony Blooms Late - Week 6

We finally got a break in the rain this week, and the peonies have decided to come out to play again. This year has been quite a weird year as far as peony blooms go. Some of the peony stems grew much later than the first flush leading to peony bushes that only bloom half way with the other half blooming a week or more later than the first bloom flush. Also some peonies have switched weeks and bloomed a bit later. We may even have 8 weeks of blooms here instead of 7 this year! I love the contrasting, multicolored centers on Peony 'Top Brass', Peony 'Sorbet', and Peony 'Laura Dessert'. Both Peony 'Mother's Choice' and Peony 'Angel Cheeks' are huge, fluffy double flowering peonies - the classic type. Peony 'Topeka Garnet' is a huge, red, single flowering peony with a rare color and form this week. I can't believe my peony season will be coming to a close soon. I feel like I need to get out there and snap lots more photos before they all disappear! I hope you are enjoying your own peony bloom season!
Peony 'Sorbet'
Peony 'Top Brass'
Peony 'Mother's Choice'
Peony 'Topeka Garnet'
Peony 'Angel Cheeks'
Peony 'Laura Dessert'


  1. Our peony season hasn't even started here! Have buds galore but no blooms yet; seeing bits of color here and there so not much longer. Have really enjoyed seeing your blooms--feels like a super long season enjoying the pictures before mine start opening!

    1. Liz,

      Wow! Amazing that we're that far ahead of you. It's kind of like getting two peony seasons per year for you then - one online and one in your garden!