|This bloom captured in late afternoon after the rains.|
Peonies embody the very essence of summer in the garden-- fleeting. Of all the blooms a scant ten days if I am lucky and then it is just a mounded bush of handsome dark green foliage. The blooms seemingly from another time and place.
'Hanakisoi' translates to "floral rivalry". and for a scant handful of days does rival any plant in my garden.
|Handsome foliage with the distinctive leaf of the Japanese peony.|
|Blooms are easily 10" across and seedpods are ornamental.|