Peonies forum: Peony ID

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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Oct 8, 2015 12:39 AM CST
I got this old peony rhizome from my elderly neighbor. I traded some of my lilies and perennials for it. This was in November of 2012 (I checked my online journals Green Grin! .). I am leaning towards Edulis Superba but I could be wrong. What do you guys think?


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Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
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AlexUnder
Oct 8, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Mons. Jules Elie ?
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Oct 8, 2015 11:57 AM CST
I think you are right Alex. Some of the blooms on google search are fuller. But mine are kind of young. Wishing they will bloom like the one in Adelman's catalog. Big Grin
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
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alwaysbehindMN
Oct 8, 2015 3:28 PM CST
My first thought was, yes - Edulis Superba. Then when Alex suggested Mons. Jules, I pulled up my own photos of the two. I had never realized before how similar they are!

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Is your peony fragrant? Mons. Jules is VERY fragrant; I have not checked E.S. for fragrance.
The difference in color of my two photos could be a difference in light or Mons. J. could have faded a little.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Oct 8, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Hi Linda,

I don't remember about the smell. Come springtime, I will definitely take a sniff and see if it is fragrant. I just checked my garden photos this year and it bloomed about the same time as Karl Rosenfield. Your MJE looks similar to mine.

I read that ES is very fragrant.

Thank you for the ID.

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