Early by approximately two weeks, the tree peonies were at their peek this past week.
Their colors are softly bright, their blooms are very large saucers, averaging between 6"-10".
In our garden, they truly are the royalty of the flowers with their beauty and elegance.
Tree peonies are hardy in zones 4-9, but are relatively rare in our area. I have never been able to figure out why that is. They admittedly are not inexpensive, but their eventual size (of a medium to large bush) and number of blooms make them well worth the investment. The plants can live for many decades with proper care.
We grow them in various light conditions, but they are happiest in dappled shade.
This is the lavender shade.
In the back border, the red tree peony stands right before the burgundy Japanese maple.
Our yellow (a greenish yellow) tree peony.
Pretty in pinks:
Do you grow tree peonies? I'd love to see them!