Peonies forum: Peony ID

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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Feb 8, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Does anyone have any idea of the name of this peony? It has been in my garden for at least 12 years, so it is an older variety.

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Name: LG
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Mieko2
Feb 13, 2017 10:56 AM CST
Sorry Regina, I don't have anything like it. Peonies set seeds fairly easily, and this one could be a seedling if it was a passalong plant. If you bought it from a mail order company you may try to ask them. It is very pretty.

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Name: Anya
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anyagoro
Feb 13, 2017 4:14 PM CST
I agree, it is very pretty and it could be a seedling or a lost variety. I looked at peony pictures and found many similar ones but not exactly like yours. The problem is pictures can be taken in different conditions and even one variety can look different on different pictures. Look if "Alicia Kunkel" is similar to your peony:

ALICIA KUNKEL (R. W. Tischler, Faribault, Minnesota), June 17, 1987. Parentage unknown. Lavender-rose Japanese type, center a rose-yellow. Green carpels. 30-inch plant with medium green foliage, well-formed, hedge type and a free bloomer. 6-inch flowers set low to foliage on strong, stiff stems. Blooms mid-season.


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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Feb 13, 2017 7:01 PM CST
Thank you Lg and Anya. I was not adept at keeping records many years ago when it first came to my garden. I don't recollect the source, but think it may have been a garden center that has gone out of business.
Peonies are not widely grown here as we are on the cusp of where they will survive, so I was hoping someone would see it and recognize it.
It should bloom this spring and I will take some more photos and gather some specific data on it such as bloom size and height, as well as pictures of its foliage.
'Alicia Kunkel' appears to be the correct color, but mine always has the lighter pink center that 'poofs out'. Forgive my lack of terminology; I know next to nothing about peonies.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 14, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Regina, don't feel alone. I am sure that folks like us develop our own vocabulary to adapt to your lack of correct terminology. No one here cares but they are nice to supply words when asked. The botanical garden where I work is the same. My 'boss' always used the correct terminology where one of the other staff just laughs and says that there is such a divergence of opinion that he doesn't get in a lather about it. And if you have the right word, then you deal with pronunciation.

I was trying to describe the roots from lily bubil as different from the green upward growth that had just started and was sure there were specific terms for it. I laughed when Mike ('boss') said he just calls them 'roots and shoots.' Then I saw that expression elsewhere. So perhaps he was being serious. He is almost ALWAYS serious. A 'serious' strain on my irreverant sense of humor. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 24, 2017 8:35 AM CST
Regina, I did a "search by characteristics" in the peony database and specified pink Japanese form. These results may offer some help:

https://garden.org/plants/grou...
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Feb 24, 2017 11:20 AM CST
Thanks, Neal. I will take a look at the results from that search and see if anything looks similar.

We've been having extremely warm weather, and they have already emerged from the ground. I hope to get some more pics for comparison when they bloom.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 24, 2017 12:52 PM CST
Its unseasonably warm here too, 75* right now. Some peonies are up 5 or 6" now. Crossing Fingers! Hope we're not in for any Arctic blasts!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 24, 2017 1:44 PM CST
I promise to try to keep them all to ourselves up here. Sitting in the upper 20's with more snow coming.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 24, 2017 8:03 PM CST
Sure! Mary and I will hang onto the cold so the peonies can thrive down south!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 25, 2017 6:09 AM CST
We appreciate it! Hilarious! You zone 4 gardeners are made of tough stuff! Being born and raised here in zone 6, I think that's my hardiness limit too- I'm a southern delicate flower when it comes to cold Rolling on the floor laughing
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Mar 4, 2017 8:55 AM CST
Here is one in my garden that looks similar to yours. I have had this one in my garden for over 20 years.
Fancy Nancy

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