John Lonsdale
Sat, 31 Jul 2004 18:06:01 PDT
Roger W in zone 8 wrote:

"No one has mentioned Paeonia cambessedesii from the Balearic 
Islands. Those of you in warmer climates might give it a whirl. Dark 
beet-red foliage overlain with a metallic cast; flowers of horrible 
magenta, but scented of cloves.

A small plant, admittedly, but worth treasuring. Here in Victoria, 
it's too tender to overwinter without protection of a greenhouse."

Here in zone 6b/7 it has been fully hardy in the garden in several places
for at least the last 4 years, without any protection apart from excellent

My plants are not a horrible magenta, rather a lovely clear pink.  One is in
seed now.



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