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Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Sandsock
Mar 15, 2021 10:37 AM CST
I have some peonies that are coming up red this spring and several that are coming up green. Is there a place that tells which bush peonies are red shoot and which are green?
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Mar 15, 2021 2:14 PM CST

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I haven't seen any such data base yet.

It's fun to look at them!
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littlebin
Mar 15, 2021 4:04 PM CST
Which cultivars are coming up green?
It is said most lactiflora are coming up red, except the rare yellow Chinese lactiflora "Golden Wheel".

https://www.treepeony.com/prod...
" A very handsome, bright green foliage emerges from distinctive chartreuse early spring growth. Distinctive golden roots are unique among herbaceous peonies. A very rare, and truly unique peony"

The following photos of the yellow green shoot of "Golden Wheel " are from Internet.
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Sandsock said:I have some peonies that are coming up red this spring and several that are coming up green. Is there a place that tells which bush peonies are red shoot and which are green?


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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Mar 15, 2021 5:34 PM CST
I do not recall any of my peonies coming up green.
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Sandsock
Mar 15, 2021 9:23 PM CST
Littlebin...they are not quite that green, they have a little redishness, but when they are about 2 inches they are quite greenish, while my others are red. I'll get a picture tomorrow.

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ElPolloDiablo
Mar 16, 2021 7:57 AM CST
My Golden Wheel came out green in the spring. I may have still the pictures somewhere.

As usual I'd like to add it's an awful plant to own and the only peony I pulled from the ground and turned into fertilizer.
The Saviour.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Region: Canadian Seller of Garden Stuff Peonies Hybridizer Irises Daylilies
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Vals_Garden
Mar 16, 2021 8:52 AM CST
My experience has been that the dark red noses are from dark red peonies and those that start out more green are pink to white peonies.
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This is Charles Burgess

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Betty Tompson

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Petite Elegance (Pink)

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Solange (White)

Not an absolute rule of course. I tend to just enjoy the noses early Spring so not many pics to share.



Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
Region: Canadian Bee Lover Peonies Photo Contest Winner: 2017
ol434445
Mar 18, 2021 7:37 PM CST
Looking at some of my peony pictures from last spring that were taken by my son as I was in Sydney and missed the whole show,I came across this one. It's on video as well two different colours on the same plant.am I just seeing things?cant wait for it to bloom this year.
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Mar 18, 2021 8:36 PM CST

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Are you referring to the one closest to the front right that has maroon and dark pink blooms, Oscar? It could be that the dark pink opened first and have faded. I imagine you can't wait to see this scene this Spring!!
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Mar 18, 2021 8:57 PM CST
Oscar, that is very exciting if your TP does produce two different colored blooms.

Most peonies show purple or red pips. Though I distinctly remember that my pink fernleaf peony has green pips. I will take its pic when it starts growing. I think that you will find a wider color range for pips of hybrid peonies.

littlebin
Mar 19, 2021 12:03 AM CST
Where are the two different colors on the same plant? Oscar
Do you mean the back side of the petals compared to the front side of the petals on the closet tree peony?
Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
Region: Canadian Bee Lover Peonies Photo Contest Winner: 2017
ol434445
Mar 19, 2021 8:19 AM CST
littlebin said:Where are the two different colors on the same plant? Oscar
Do you mean the back side of the petals compared to the front side of the petals on the closet tree peony?


Yes it seems to be so, I will make some good photos this spring,will also graft a piece of Renkaku to that of shimadaijin let's see what happens.

littlebin
Mar 19, 2021 9:19 AM CST
But the back side of petals often have lighter color compared to the front side in lots of tree peonies. Still, hope you can get two different colors on the same plant.

ol434445 said:

Yes it seems to be so, I will make some good photos this spring,will also graft a piece of Renkaku to that of shimadaijin let's see what happens.


Name: Top
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Peonies Dahlias Region: Missouri Seed Starter Zinnias Daylilies
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Topdecker
Mar 20, 2021 7:04 PM CST
frankrichards16 said:I do not recall any of my peonies coming up green.


I'm with Frank - all of mine have some red, with some being a very dark maroon. They don't tend to be very green until they unfurl some leaves.

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The return of perennials in the spring can feel like once again seeing an old friend
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 21, 2021 8:04 PM CST

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The only one that comes up bright green that I know of in my garden is the species pink fernleaf and it is a bright apple green...
LizB
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Sandsock
Mar 22, 2021 10:03 AM CST
Val...that's what I meant...some are very dark red/maroon and some have more green....I'll wait to see (or check the tag) if they are red or white & pink...I am trying to make sure that they are correctly labelled so this is a BIG HELP, Thanks!!!!!

Liz..Oh a pink fernleaf would be so interesting...hope you are where you can get pics this year.
My fernleaf did not come up...hope it wasn't voles...still waiting on it.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 22, 2021 9:00 PM CST

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Both the red and pink blooming species fernies start out green and stay that way, both are up but neither have buds, unfortunately. Glad they survived though, fernies like it dry and AL is anything but! Maybe next year.
LizB
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Mar 24, 2021 6:35 AM CST

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Annie, look at how cute this Jan Van Leeuwen is coming up!

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LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Dragonflies Butterflies Bulbs Birds Bee Lover
Annuals Irises Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 24, 2021 7:01 AM CST

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That is cute! Never noticed that from that variety, will have to watch!
LizB
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Mar 26, 2021 11:04 AM CST
LG, love the way JVL pips come up!

Here is how my pink single fernleaf peany looks as it starts to grow. It is bright apple green as Liz said.

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Here is Blonde Vision pips
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