Peonies forum: Black Peony

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 28, 2012 2:54 PM CST
Hello, New here. I am more into other forums. But I want to know if anyone has heard of a very dark double type peony. I have searched anywhere I thought it may be. My wife's Grandmother was to have one growing in their yard. I have never saw it. She died many years before we met. I thought you guys might be able to help me. I know it wasn't black but a very dark red or purple. Does such a peony exits.
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Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Jan 28, 2012 3:24 PM CST
Try 'Chocolate Soldier'

http://www.hiddenspringsflowerfarm.com/hybrid-peony.html

There is a poppy variety 'Black Peony' which is supposed to have a large peony-like double blossom.
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 28, 2012 5:02 PM CST
Thanks Jerry, I did actually buy that plant. I believe it is a semi-single type and not quite like what I was looking for.
Name: Diann
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Jan 29, 2012 12:00 AM CST

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The Heartland Peony Society has a really nice site. Go to the Gallery on their site and you can look and see if you can find the peony you are looking for.

http://www.peonies.org/index.shtml

Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 29, 2012 2:56 PM CST
Diann,
Thank you but I didn't find what I was looking for. 'Chocolate Soldier' is the closest but not full enough. This has to be an old timer. My wife said some one in the neighborhood gave it to her grandmother. She had it for a long time. Her yard went to h*** after she died. I never saw one but she insist on it. There is none growing around there anywhere now.
Name: Eleesha Tonken
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neknot
May 21, 2012 10:38 AM CST
I have a very very dark double peony in my collection. Will try to find a photo to send, if not, it will be in be in bloom in a few weeks and will get photos. I will have to look through my log to find it's name - very old, early 1900. I have over 80 varieties of peonies, likely have it!
ELEESHA
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
May 22, 2012 2:19 PM CST
Thank you Eleesha. Having never seen such a peony before myself, I tend to think my wife adds to her memory of just how dark it was. She was in her childhood days that was more than 40 years ago. I just gave up looking. But if she said it was so, it is. Happy wife is a happy life.
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