Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tree Peony 'Luoyang Hong'

One of my tree peonies is blooming!

Tree peony 'Luoyang Hong'
I'm especially excited because this is its first year to bloom for me. I planted it two years ago as a young plant. It is now a 4 or 5 year old - barely a toddler in tree peony years.

Tree peony 'Luoyang Hong'
It made its debut this year with six blooms. The flowers are large, very double, and of a very cheery red-magenta color. The foliage is abundant and a nice mid-green. The flowers are only mildly fragrant compared to my other two tree peonies.

Tree peony 'Luoyang Hong'
'Luoyang Hong' means "Red of Luoyang." Luoyang is a city in China famous for its tree peonies. This is a classic Chinese variety which is known for being a healthy, vigorous grower and prolific bloomer. Supposedly it can eventually grow to be 10 feet tall... in a hundred years or so. I hope it likes it here
in my garden!

Tree peony 'Luoyang Hong'



5 comments:

  1. Lovely! I do have a thing for Tree Peonies too. Thank you for your kind words! ;>)

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  2. It's gorgeous Rebecca - so healthy looking too!

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  3. Rebecca,
    so you have first blooms! Great!
    Mine is 2 years old and I have to wait two years more, haven't I? :((
    Is your 'Luoyang Hong' hardy peony?
    Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Wow, this tree peony Luoyang Hong is a real beauty.

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  5. I just adore tree peonies. That one looks a lot like my first one, which unfortunately I had to leave behind at my family's old house since it could not be moved. I had bought it as a tiny sapling without at Costco one spring. The variety was not indicated but it was supposedly imported from China, so maybe it in fact was this variety.

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