Fragrant flowers forum: Tree Peony &Herbaceous Peony

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Jessicaleo
Feb 23, 2017 1:05 AM CST
Above all, tree Peony is a deciduous shrub and woody plant, while herbaceous peony is kind of tuberous and herbal plant.Tree Peony has wide leaves which front side is slightly green or green yellow, while herbaceous peony leaves are narrow with both sides being black-green.The flowers of tree peony are formed at the top of squid and are mostly one flower each branch ,while the flowers of herbaceous peony come at the top of branches and are multiple.Blooming period is different: tree peony coming out early, but herbaceous peony flowers relatively late.These two plants’ flower season may have a interval about 15 days.Despite flowering period different between tree and herbaceous peonies, there are some similarities in growth habits and characteristics between them.Peonies tolerate both cold and drought. Herbaceous has a strong adaptability, so widely used in garden. When planted together with tree peony, it becomes a good partner of Tree peony in its blank flower season. On the other hand, herbaceous has particularities such as huge flowers, dark green leaves, long and straight stems etc. It is also an excellent material for fresh cut flowers .
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Feb 24, 2017 8:01 AM CST
Great info!

My tree peony bloomed last summer with a very light scent, and my herbacious peonies are extremely fragrant. I don't know if that's typical for tree peonies, or if it's more that I picked my tree peonies from what I could afford from a sale and picked my herbacious peonies with my nose!
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katesflowers
Feb 25, 2017 1:17 PM CST
I have a peony collection handed down from Mom, Grandma, great Grandma and maybe earlier. Having shared plants is like having the friend/relative with you as you stroll. I treasure the colors, scent, and share bouquets freely. Wish they lasted all summer.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 25, 2017 1:57 PM CST
With peonies, 1 fragrant bloom makes a bouquet! The first tree peony bloom I ever saw was brought to lunch and given to me by a friend... I stuck it in a low round vase with a narrow neck (something that may have started life as an oil lamp, but the wick is long gone), and that's become my peony bloom vase!

Here's another 1-bloom vase:

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I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 25, 2017 1:59 PM CST
hand-me-down and pass-along plants are the best! great memories, as you said. also, when it comes to peonies, the older varieties are often the ones with the best fragrance! A lot of the newer peonies have little or no fragrance, just as with newer rose hybrids.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.

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Jessicaleo
Mar 5, 2017 8:57 PM CST
while we have some pictures about our tree peony flower, if you are interested, you could browse my facepage peonyworld,my face account is Jessica leo
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Mar 9, 2017 4:07 PM CST
Here are some pictures of my best and oldest friends in the June garden. You couldn't see a better show on Broadway.
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"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Critters Allowed Butterflies Hummingbirder Bee Lover
Region: Mid-Atlantic Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Tropicals Hibiscus Cat Lover
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critterologist
Mar 9, 2017 7:03 PM CST
bravo! bravo!! Hurray!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.

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