Peonies forum: This is NOT a tulip!

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Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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alwaysbehindMN
Jun 3, 2015 6:33 AM CST
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I am so excited! I have never seen a peony like this... Is it something that shows up frequently and it is just me... that I have never seen it? This flower has not opened fully yet; it is a cool, overcast morning, 7 a.m. I don't know yet what the inner side of the petals will look like. The plant is one of my "self-seeded" ones that I didn't get dug up, divided, and lined out separately last fall. Those plants (I refer to them as my "row of nine") all came up, all have buds, and 2 of them have bloomed already. Any comments on the above picture will be much appreciated! Am I just over-reacting? I am calling it 'white flare' for now, until I either forget about it or think of a better name.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Jun 3, 2015 8:52 AM CST
It is very pretty! Hope that it will open up and it is a double or semidouble. Please take pic when it opens up.

littlebin
Jun 3, 2015 10:42 AM CST
I saw many tree peonies having "white flare" like this, the white flares are only on the back of the petals.
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Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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alwaysbehindMN
Jun 3, 2015 11:15 AM CST
I feel like a real dunce! I didn't know how "un-observant" I am, particularly about my singles. I was just out looking at the backs of petals, and I discovered that MOST of the singles have white flares on the backs! And none of the doubles. It might be that singles open up all the way so fast and I just have never looked at them as early as I did the one I pictured in my first post. While it is very pretty, obviously I do not have a "rare new peony"! I notice my post has 30 views and 2 replies, so I guess a whole lot of peony growers are thinking "what an idiot".
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Jun 3, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Well, I have never seen white flares on the back of my singles! I think the color of your peony is unique. Is it a rose pink or violet pink?
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Jun 3, 2015 8:00 PM CST
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Jun 3, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Here in the wet PNW I prefer single peonies which are a bit hard to find. Doubles just throw their faces into the mud!
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Jun 3, 2015 9:04 PM CST
Hey Linda, I think you might have Flame. Take a look at it on the peony database, not sure if this will take you straight to Flame or if you'll have to look it up. http://www.paeo.de/navigation/name_fl.html
Liz

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