Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:04
I bought an intersectional Bartzella last spring. It had two flowers last year, I am hoping for more this year. There is an old peony next door,that old Tom who used to live there called his peony rose. It is in heavy clay, totally ignored, never fed, and flowers its socks off year after year. I cut some for a vase (last years photo)
My soil is sandier, and struggles to retain food, and the peonies struggle also, apart from the tree peony which has migrated to where it is happy.
Some of the japanese double tree peonies are gorgeous, maybe for the next garden.