Habitat: sun or part shade
Soil: deep, humus-rich, moist but well drained
Height: 2.5 m
Flowering: late spring
Width: 1.5 m
Tree peonies are all lovely, with a sparse structure of strong stems, clothed in summer with multiply divided leaves. But they come in two kinds: Paeonia delavayi, a Chinese species, is a refined plant, with modest sized flowers, usually bright yellow or the deepest maroon, while Paeonia suffruticosa and P. rockii have huge blousy flowers, in the case of the hybrids without the slightest hint of good taste. You love them or hate them!
Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii is a vigorous tree peony with bright green, deeply cut foliage and large, nodding, cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers.
5 litre pot £20.00
|Paeonia delavayi is a Chinese tree peony, with wonderful, nodding, dark red (sometimes yellow) flowers with golden stamens.|
|Paeonia delavayi var. delavayi f. lutea is a variety of Chinese tree peony with bright yellow flowers.|
|Paeonia delavayi SDR4327 could be either the normal form of this qqtree peony, with with its hanging, dark red flowers with golden stamens, or the yellow-flowered variety, lutea.|
|Paeonia rockii subsp. linyanshanii is a tree peony of exceptional beauty, even by the standards of this fine group of plants. It has bi-pinnate or tri-pinnate leaves and large white flowers, each with a zone of deepest red/maroon at the centre, the colour extending outwards in narrow spikes, as well as a flush of lighter red.|
|Paeonia suffruticosa is a beautiful, long-lived tree peony, with large single or double rose-pink to white flowers and deeply divided mid-green foliage.|