Monday, April 29, 2013

Peonies - Round Two!

Round two of the peony flowers.

I was happy for Portland's nice week of sunshine and not overly hot temperatures.  It was a tad windy a couple of times, but all the peonies have done well. The really hot intense sun really fries the flowers. So this week they have opened beautifully and avoided damage.

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yin Hong Qiao Dui 银红巧对' (Silver Red Tree Peony)

 The dark bronze foliage of 'Yin Hong Qiao Dui' really sets off the pink flowers of this one.

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yin Hong Qiao Dui 银红巧对'
'Black Panther 黑豹' still has some opening to do.

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Black Panther 黑豹' buds are opening!
'Black Panther 黑豹'
The foliage of  'Black Panther 黑豹' is lovely too.
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Lu Xiang Qiu 綠香球' (Green Fragrant Ball) beginning to open

Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai 鳳丹白' (Phoenix White) in full bloom.
The one bud the "asshole bug/slug" didn't get - Paeonia suffruticosa 'Shima Nishiki 岛锦'

Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai 鳳丹白' mixed into the flower bed.

The next installment is 'Fragrant Green Ball', 'High Noon" and 'Kinshi 金鸟' blooming for the first time.  Should be a knock out!

One more Yin Hong Qiao Dui, because it's just so perfect.  


  1. The soft pink flowers and dark foliage of Yin Hong Qiao Dui really is a knockout combo :-)

  2. Oh, I do love the color of the Black Panther. Quite a stunner. Cheers, Jenni

  3. These are gorgeous! I would love to see some long shots showing how you have used them in your garden.