Monday, April 28, 2008

Tree peony 'Shima-Nishiki'

The amazing blossom shown above is the Japanese tree peony cultivar 'Shima-nishiki'. After several false starts in previous years, it's producing typical blooms this year for the first time. It was worth the wait. The flowers in previous years were small and either mostly white or mostly red. This year there are five flowers with a good admixture of red and white. What a sight these are!

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