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New year, new color

Thursday 22 April 2010 - Filed under Plants

This may be more common than I realize in the flower world, but I don’t grow very many flowering plants, so it’s new to me. I bought this peony for the foliage and unassuming single white flowers.

Sadly when it first bloomed two years ago, it was a candy cane.

But then, last year, it mellowed significantly. Very lightly blushed with pink, which I could handle just fine.

This year it is somewhere in between. I wonder what next year will bring.


2010-04-22  »  megan

Talkback x 4

  1. Grace
    22 April 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Hi Megan~~ I’ve heard of this happening but I don’t know why. But never mind the reasons, the results, despite my propensity for pink, are delightful. I can see why you like the foliage!

  2. Loree / danger garden
    22 April 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    Maybe next year black? Nah, that would be too much to hope for.

    I remember last summer when we put up the (orange) shade pavilion one of my green blooming kniphofia bloomed orange, just once, and then returned to green. Nature can be downright freaky. You can quote me on that.

  3. Karen
    22 April 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    Well, if your Chief Joseph pine turns purple this spring, then we know the world is about to end or something… I like the subtle stripes, maybe you should figure out how to propagate it and make millions.

  4. ricki - sprig to twig
    26 April 2010 @ 8:25 am

    I gave up on glads…kept planting chartreuse, deep red and purple for bouquets, but after a season they all reverted to salmony pink (my least fave of all colors). Asked many “experts”, none of whom had a clue as to why this would happen. Think Mom Nature might be coyote “trickster” in disguise?