Saturday, May 21, 2011

My mystery peonies

Here's a little puzzle that many of you gardeners may be able to solve.  Look closely to the left of my open tree peony flowers:






These are herbaceous peony buds. They're growing out of my Tree peony and appeared the second year after I planted it.  They're beautiful pale pink single petals with yellow centers.  What's up?

4 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

Is the tree peony grafted to an herbaceous? I'd probably dig it up after it blooms to see what the heck is going on. It might be an alien.

webb said...

Some tree peonies are grafted to herbaceous, so that is probably what it is. There was an article in this morning's paper that mentioned that, but it did not mention getting dual growth! Would love to have one... even if it was weird, too. They are so pretty.

rachel said...

I'd say grafts too. Odd, but rather interesting!

An Urban Cottage said...

Thank you for your note. That's very sweet!