We're Celebrating Peonies!→My Favorite Peony

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We're Celebrating Peonies!

By dave
May 23, 2015

We open the Peonies Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars in our peonies database. Join us as we spend the week celebrating these wonderful blooms.

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Celebrating Gardening: 2015
May 24, 2015 5:52 AM CST
my favorite Peony is 'Red Charm, for two reasons. First, it is the earliest Peony in my garden, and second the huge rich deep Crimson color is a real stand out!

Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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May 24, 2015 7:26 AM CST
Sue, I saw your pictures on the main page and you get a big thumbs up from me! Thumbs up I can't grow Peonies, as I live in Florida where it's too darn hot for 90% of things I see in catalogs. My grandma in WV has a Peony and I was lucky enough to visit a few years back when it was in bloom. So beautiful! My favorite from the article was 'Coral Charm'. I wonder if there is a series of "Charm" cultivars or if the name is a coincidence? In my imaginary Northern garden I would plant both 'Red Charm' and 'Coral Charm'. But probably not next to each other as I think that would clash. Plus, I think they would be deserving of their own spots.

Also, Welcome! to ATP!

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