Peony season 2011

James Waddick
Fri, 06 May 2011 13:27:12 PDT
Dear PBSers,
	So far this has been a terrific season for peonies hre in 
Kansas City MO. Tomorrow our local peony club is having a 
display/show open to the public.

	My season started with early species and hybrids: P. 
tenuifolia 'Rosea', P. mlokosewitschii, 'Early Scout' and 'Smouthii". 
Now about 2 weeks later the tree peonies are going great with some 
named P. rockii (with those gorgeous deep center flares), Japanese 
hybrids are just past peak and the first of the Lutea hybrids 
('Nike') have just opened.

	More herbaceous than I can list, but I love the deep red 
colors of 'Buckeye Belle' and 'Reward' as well as the un-peony like 
look at 'Early Windflower' (Small pendant white anemone like flowers 
in partial shade).

	None of the Intersectional has begun to open yet, but I have 
about a dozen or more showing buds.

	Last will be the lactifloras and late tree peonies. Many 
coming attractions.

	With a range of species and hybrids it is relatively easy to 
have 7 weeks of peonies in succession.

	Hard to pick a favorite except the one you are standing in 
front of in full glory.

			Best		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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