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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 6, 2010 7:57 AM CST

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Here is the peonyidentificationh forum.
Tracey
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Peonies Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Georgia
LiliMerci
Apr 28, 2010 9:21 AM CST
I have this beautiful hot pink single petal peony. Could you tell what it might be? It's an early bloomer and it started blooming this past Saturday (4/24/2010), fragrant, strong stem.

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Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
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LiliMerci
Apr 28, 2010 9:23 AM CST
Here is a close up of it.

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 28, 2010 1:11 PM CST

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Lili, how long have you had it and do you know where you got it from? Or is it an heirloom?
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Peonies Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Georgia
LiliMerci
Apr 28, 2010 1:18 PM CST
It was purchase at Wally's World about 3 or 4 years ago, so I don't think it's a heirloom. Back then, I didn't know anything about labeling plants, just buying and planting. I just love the fragrance though.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 28, 2010 1:57 PM CST

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Oh lord, it's probably one that's been in the trade for a very long time. Most likely, even if you had kept the name from the Wally-world package it wouldn't have been correct. You might try the Heartland Peony Society's database. The peony identification utility is quite helpful. :)

http://www.peonies.org/ident.html

Diann
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Peonies Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Georgia
LiliMerci
Apr 28, 2010 3:00 PM CST
OK Thanks.

Alana
Apr 28, 2010 7:23 PM CST
If it was several years ago you probably purchased as Blue something? Wallyworld sold two different ones in suceeding years both looked almost identical. I want to say Blue Lagoon but will have to look deeper in my notes. They were renamed plants from China that have been circulating in the trade for a while.
AH

Alana
Apr 28, 2010 7:27 PM CST
The other one was Lavender Lady.
AH
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 28, 2010 7:50 PM CST

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That's right Alana, I forgot all about Blue Lagoon and Lavender Lady. Wasn't the picture on the front of Blue Lagoon actually a double tulip colored to look blue. Smiling LOL
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Peonies Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Georgia
LiliMerci
Apr 28, 2010 8:39 PM CST
That does look like a Blue Lagoon!

http://www.zyworld.com/krusin/bluelagoonpeony.jpg

However, the description said it fades to have a blue-hue, but I don't think mine looks 'blue-hued' at all. It starts out like a deep hot pink color and as it opens, it's more of a deep pink. The flower is pretty large. I'll measure tomorrow and let you know. Strong stem and strong fragrance too.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 28, 2010 8:53 PM CST

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None of them were ever blue... or Lavender. It's just the marketing gimmick on the box. Enjoy your pink peony. :)
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
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LiliMerci
Apr 28, 2010 10:22 PM CST
Thanks for help identifying even if I didn't remember buying a 'blue' peony. I think I just bought it 'cause it was cheap.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 10, 2010 10:39 AM CST

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Lili, that is how most of us became addicted. We had some from a G'mother or such, or in my case, there were several on the farm when we bought it. Then you start noticing the little boxes of peonies in the big box stores, and then potted ones in nurseries, and from there you want more varied and sophisticated peony and so on and so forth! Smiling Yep, you are well on your way with the rest of us to a fun addiction!. :)
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Peonies Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Georgia
LiliMerci
May 10, 2010 9:52 PM CST
LOL! It's an addiction all right. I really have plenty but I just need a 'few' more. Smiling
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 11, 2010 8:29 AM CST

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Of course you do!! and so do I!! You know, just maybe three or fifteen this year... LOL
Name: ELEESHA TONKEN
MAINE (Zone 5b)
neknot
May 21, 2012 10:41 AM CST
All you peony lovers out there - if you wish to find a peony, or identify one, try Carsten Burkhardt's peony data base - just google it. It's German, but it comes up in english. GREAT WEBSITE!
ELEESHA
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
May 21, 2012 4:25 PM CST

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Thank you.
Tracey

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