Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Peony Bush Volunteer

20070420 White Peony is Finished 20070420 Pink Volunteer Peony Bush



I planted this tree peony about two years ago, so this is the third Spring it has shown it's wonderful, full, white flowers.  It's finished right now (left).  But what's that?  A Volunteer??  Out of nowhere, this pink volunteer just popped out this year (right).  It must have been in the pot from the nursery and was dormant for a couple of years before showing itself.



The reddish bush in the background is something we call a "Tea bush".  Someday I'm going to have to look it up and give it a proper name.




20070420 Pink Volunteer Peony BlossomThe peony is fast becoming my favorite plant, what with it's showy pink volunteer and all.  I don't think the pink peony is a Tree peony, because the flower isn't as full or as large as the white.  I think I'll keep it.



Anybody have any thoughts on what type of peony has volunteered to live in my courtyard?



2 comments:

  1. Perhaps it's an "America"? Picture here.
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/35w9ut
    Scroll down the page and you can see "Better Times", but it's fuller than your volunteer is.
    What about sending the company a picture of yours and asking for an ID? I'm sure there are lots of peony specialists on the web.
    Have you seen the Itoh hybrids available from http://www.frosthillfarm.org/ ?

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  2. So, has the volunteer been identified?
    Enquiring minds want to know, and all that...

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