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.

2 comments:

College Gardener said...

Is it Paeonia 'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu" perhaps? In any case, it is absolutely gorgeous! I hope I will be able to snap up a few more tree peonies later this year when they are done flowering and go on sale at some of the local nurseries.

ChrisU said...

Actually, that is what I think it is!