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Paeonia.the hand of our maker

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I will say very little other than to say the name is Paeonia Suffruticosa ‘The Rock’ it is its second year flowering( 6 flowers this year) and i grew it from seed, and i cannot imagine anything more beautiful.

I have just measured an open flower at 10in across
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How super Bjs 2 have grow your Own Peony!!! Its a Beautiful Colour & Shape :) Well Done You :D

20 May, 2010

 

Lovely

20 May, 2010

 

They are gorgeous :-))))))))))))))))))))))))

20 May, 2010

 

Im not having much luck with mine, perhaps I should try growing on from seed. Do you need a heated progator? Your peony is beautiful.well done.

20 May, 2010

 

Thank you bjs ... I did enjoy. What a fab colour ... & a real achievement to have grown it from seed.

20 May, 2010

 

Lovely pics and it is a beautiful flower. well done on growing it from seed, such patience :~)

20 May, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Great
never any heat , they germinate in the sand plunge on my glass house
staging i just poke holes in the sand and drop them in ,The sand is always damp and the ones that are viable germinate after about 9-12 months the one you are looking at is 5-6 years old from germination.

20 May, 2010

 

Really lovely and such an accomplishment to have grown it yourself from seed.

20 May, 2010

 

You can be justifiably proud of yourself, it's gorgeous.

20 May, 2010

 

well done it is a stunner.

20 May, 2010

 

That is marvellous.!!!!!!...you must be feeling very proud to have produced such a beautiful bloom. :-o)

21 May, 2010

 

It's very pretty. It looks like silk

21 May, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Hywel Smooth and floppy, quite tactile that's my best description .have felt something like it before in a past life.lol

21 May, 2010

 

lol :o)

21 May, 2010

uma
Uma
 

They are very beautiful! And well-done to you, Brian! :) How did it take to start flowering?

21 May, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

They had 2 flowers in 2009 that was 5 years from germination.6 this year.I have under estimated the size of the plant it looks like it will swamp the Camellia next to it
my Tenuifolia dried up as well.
Brian

21 May, 2010

 

This is absolutely stunning!

22 May, 2010

 

At that size of flower it must be atree paeony. It is beautiful.

28 May, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Yes. but not more than about 5ft high.

28 May, 2010

 

This is beautiful is this a tree peony? its a great fulfilment when you grow it yourself from seed.

3 Jun, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Yes it is a tree Peony, but not tall like Lutea.My seed originally came from a friend who has had it many years,and it's about 5 ft high.however i have under esimated the spread and it is already alongside a nice Camelia one is going to have to move

3 Jun, 2010

 

I thought it was, the rarest one is the orange and yellow ones so I have read. What a shame you have to move one, hope either transfers ok.

3 Jun, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

That will be a late autumn job

3 Jun, 2010

 

Let me know how it got on being transfered which ever you chose as I have both of these kind of plants, in case I ever need to have mine transplanted.

3 Jun, 2010

 

Love the colour, I'm going to have a go at sowing my Peony seeds from my yellow flowering one, do you know what colour the flowers were of the Peony the seeds came from??? I have my Yellow Peony on my pictures.

18 Jun, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Lady
The original plant was identical the flower shown.i have covered the seed pods in muslin other wise the squirrels eat them.just hope there is seed in the pods when they burst.

19 Jun, 2010

 

What a good idea Bjs covering them in muslin, shall get my grandchildren to do it for me as I have squirrels. By the way the fern offer, have you thought of photoing where they are, as I did reply on Lindas ferns to you. Thats how I have found my plants by going back on my pictures, taking photos of the area of which they are planted.

19 Jun, 2010

 

Mmmmm! I think I wii make some little netting bags for mine lol.
Do you know if you can take cuttings ??? from a Peony & when???. Jackie

21 Jun, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Jackie An interesting question i have never tried, but it did occur to me herbaceous ones would be difficult as they die back to the ground in winter, so i googled it .That confirmed only tree peonies can be taken as cuttings,they of course retain the stem throughout winter.the method shown is as long a process as seed,have a look you may be tempted.On the seed i saw a method shown where they advocate germination in 3 months could be worth a try but I think seed will more than likely rot
will catch up on your last private message soon .You confused me to.
B

21 Jun, 2010

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