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Blooming now in the Nursery May 2010

Here are a few of the beautiful blooms in the nursery this month.

  • Arisaema ciliatum
  • Callistemon citrinus ‘Jeffersii’ ( Pink BottleBrush)
  • Camellia ‘Scented Sun’
  • Iris ‘Count Pulaski’ (Louisiana Iris)
  • Iris pseudacorus ‘Roy Davidson’ (Flag Iris)
  • Paeonia ‘Bartzella’ (Intersectional Peony)
  • Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ (Mayapple)
  • Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ (Frisia Black Locust Tree)
Arisaema ciliatum
Callistemon citrinus 'Jeffersii'
Camellia 'Scented Sun'
Iris 'Count Pulaski'
Iris 'Roy Davidson'
Paeonia 'Bartzella'
Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Paeonia obovata – Japanese Woodland Peony

Paeonia obovata
Paeonia obovata

I am very excited to finally be able to offer blooming Paeonia (pay-OH-nee-ah) obovata plants (6-7 year old plants).  This rarely offered Japanese Woodland Peony is slow-growing and usually takes more than five years to reach blooming size from seed.  But, with a little patience, you are rewarded in late spring by their lovely single, rose-pink flowers on 18″ – 24″ stems.   In the fall, the mature seed pods split open to reveal dramatic metallic-blue fertile seeds and red infertile seeds. 

Paeonia obovata prefers bright shade in humus-rich, moist, well drained soil, in USDA zones 5 – 8.  Very limited quantities are available.

 

 

 

Paeonia obovata
Paeonia obovata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paeonia obovata
Paeonia obovata