peonies - Knowledgebase Question

Clanton, AL (Zone 7B)
Question by jjratliff
May 31, 2005
I had a bed of mixed colored peonies, and now they all are white, Can you tell me why they all turned white<?

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2005


While it is possible for hybrids to revert back to white, it's not a usual occurance. I think that the more likely explanation is that the other color peonies eventually died out and the stronger white flowering peonies multiplied and took over the bed. I've had a similar experience with irises.

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