One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This tree peony has been in this garden almost as long as we've been in the house
I don't know it's name. Behnke's used to give away or sell to employees cheaply, plants that were unlabelled. I don't know, maybe they still do. Anyway, I have some memory of paying 5 dollars for this one. About seven or eight years ago I moved it from the back of the garden to just outside the basement door. It's taken almost that long to fully recover; now it's about five feet tall and the flowers are huge again. That's my hand so this flower is almost 7 inches across.