Peonies forum: Name of the Tree Peony

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Name: Aileen
Toronto, ON (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Canadian
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ailizou
May 31, 2016 7:42 AM CST
Got this last year in a small nursery. Only marked as "Lavender". Anyone here can guess the name?
Thanks ahead. Smiling
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Name: Daisy
Victoria, BC
daisymv
May 31, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Wow, those are huge blooms! Very nice results from a two year old (?) bush.

Looks like Shimane Chojuraku from pictures.

The other variety that tends to show up generically marked as "lavender" is Kamata Nishiki. I just got one recently and will look for the tag. No blooms yet on my plant but the leaves on it look more rounded than the ones on yours.
Name: Aileen
Toronto, ON (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Canadian
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ailizou
May 31, 2016 8:37 AM CST
Thank you, Daisy! I believe you have helped me find my peony's ID - Shimane Chojuraku. It looks exactly the same!
I was also excited about the result of this tiny young bush. I got only 3 flowers this year but they're huge and fragrant. Didn't expect they would be so pretty when I brought it home.
Now I'm looking for more species to buy. Obviously I can get a lot of ideas from this forum here. :)
Name: Daisy
Victoria, BC
daisymv
May 31, 2016 8:44 AM CST
You're welcome, Aileen. Congratulations on catching the peony bug ;)

Since March I have been looking at so many tree peony pictures on-line and the Shimane Chojuraku and Kamata Nishiki are two of my favourites for lavender-pink. I like fragrance in the flowers too, so you got yourself a winner there!!

Here is my new plant, you can see the leaves are a little more rounded than yours.
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The white tag wrapped around the main stem had the name on it, and the other tag was like this-
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If I'm lucky, mine will turn out like yours (the flower picture on the tag is almost identical to your flower pictures), and with fragrance. Regardless of the name!

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Name: Aileen
Toronto, ON (Zone 6b)
Peonies Region: Canadian
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ailizou
May 31, 2016 10:09 AM CST

I'm a big fan of the blend of lavender and pink. Lovey dubby

Your peony looks healthy. Can't wait to see it blooms. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Daisy
Victoria, BC
daisymv
May 31, 2016 10:30 AM CST
ailizou said:
I'm a big fan of the blend of lavender and pink. Lovey dubby

Your peony looks healthy. Can't wait to see it blooms. Crossing Fingers!


Me too!

Apparently, some of the Kamata Nishiki tagged plants end up being Shimane Chojuraku. I would not be surprised if mine ends up like yours. Maybe a bloom or two next year, cross my fingers. It's going in a big, deep pot this fall.


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