Early May Vignettes And Blooms – Peonies

Peonies have prospered in the fine spring weather. These are scenes from the first half of May.

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Peony)

Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Peony)

11 thoughts on “Early May Vignettes And Blooms – Peonies

  1. tonytomeo

    ‘Festiva Maxima’ and ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ are two of the tree that are available in nurseries here, and ‘Festiva Maxima’ happens to be my favorite. The problem is that they are so unreliable here. Some people can grow them. Most of us can not.

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      1. tonytomeo

        That is why I do not grow them. My former neighbors in town grew them quite nicely. I could not figure it out. They do not get much chill here. Supposedly, they can be grown in the higher elevations of the Santa Monica Mountains above Beverly Hills (in the Los Angeles Region). However, I have never actually seen them there. I will eventually try them here, but would not bother at all in Beverly Hills. That is unrealistic.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. I am partial to Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’ but my favorite one bloomed last month. I snuck it in by showing the seed pods, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony). I have planted dark red ones but so far haven’t managed to get them to stay.

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