Tuesday, March 11, 2008
They come in white and many shades of pink and red. The more important differences is in the bloom forms. The open forms that I'm showing are called 'semi-double' which looks a bit like a rose bud before they open fully. There are peony forms, which have intermingled petals, stamens, and petaloids. The peony form that I have is a dark red called 'Blood of China.' I don't know the names of the others here, except for 'Mathotiana' which is a rose form double that blooms early and gets cold nipped a lot.