April Flower: Tree peony

From 13 – 19 April it is National Gardening Week in the UK – have a look at the link and see what is happening near you!

rock peony 2

The papery flamboyant blooms and interesting foliage of tree peonies gives the impression that the plants are delicate. Thankfully, the complete opposite is true. They are not trees, but deciduous shrubs.

rock peony

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

7 thoughts on “April Flower: Tree peony

  1. And incredibly tough little things, aren’t they? At least mine is. Mine started sending up shoots from the ground of the original peony. I let them grow one year to see what they’d look like but they only served to drain the energy from the tree peony. I now trim them off when and if they appear. Mine is so loaded with buds right now that it is hanging low. Any day now!

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