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Emerging Foliage

In Iowa, the peony fun begins in late March as new foliage emerges, promising a new year.

Left to right: Tranquil Dove, Time Traveler, Hope. All very different!

Beautiful Buds

Next come the buds, full of promise and sometimes more intriguing than the flowers themselves!

Early Daybreak

Winterthur

Victoria Lincoln

Tranquil Dove

Sprite

Seraphim

Playmate

Lovebirds

Silver Dawn

Roselette’s Child

Fall Foliage

Don’t forget to look for colorful fall foliage.

In general, lactiflora and woody peonies are the most likely to show beautiful coloration in the fall.  And of course, Saunders did not introduce many lactifloras.  For several years, I’ve noticed that ‘Solo Flight’ (in photo) puts on quite a show in the fall.