It could be something as simple as the wrong name, incorrect growing height/size, or wrong color flower.
Sometimes it's a good surprise and sometimes it's a disappointment.
This happened recently with a tree peony I bought this spring. I found a healthy plant with a bud that looked good, so that was the plant I selected. It is so much more fun to get to see your plant flower the first year!
The tag was large and showed a lovely dark flower, similar to another flower I already had and loved.
When it bloomed recently, the actual flower was very different than what the tag looked like.
Even though I was expecting something different, I was still very happy with the flower color.
|Looks really dark red right?!?|
|Paeonia suffruticosa 'Koukamon 皇嘉门'|