Wordless Wednesday: Tree Peonies

Tree Peony Photos by Shelby Snider, in Virginia, zone 7
Tree Peony Photos by Shelby Snider, Virginia (zone 7)


In answer to our question last week “What’s blooming in your garden?” Shelby Snider answered “Tree Peonies!” These ruffled beauties are long lived, sometimes over 100 years old. So what’s blooming in your garden today?


3 Replies to “Wordless Wednesday: Tree Peonies”

  1. Hi Lynne! The difference is that tree peonies develop woody stems whereas the regular peonies or “herbaceous peonies” die all the way back to the ground in the winter. The tree peonies also get much taller (depending on the variety) up to 10 ft. tall (more like a shrub) but the herbaceous peonies stay below 4 or 5 ft. tall. Maybe some other peony experts would care to comment? We’d love to hear from you!

    Thanks for asking such a good question, Lynne!

  2. My Bartzella Itoh peony in Coastal NC was amazingly beautiful this year. Wish I could share the photos here with you! Wasn’t sure how much they would bloom here in zone 8A, but I had 5 huge yellow perfect blooms.

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