Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 May 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Not your typical peony, this intersectional peony is a hybrid of the herbaceous peony and tree peony. The tree peony has woody above ground stems that remain throughout the year, much like a small shrub. The leaves, however, are deciduous and fall each autumn. Herbaceous peonies die back to the ground each autumn.

Peony bud spotted in the garden on May 7, 2016.

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique effet. )

26 May 2016 5:30am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très bel effet !

26 May 2016 5:44am

Martine from France

Ce bouton donnera certainement une superbe fleur.

26 May 2016 8:07am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nicely captured with these bright colors. The flower will be delightful !

26 May 2016 8:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a fabulous bit of natural packaging :)

26 May 2016 9:11am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

Cool shot

26 May 2016 9:56am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Very pretty and rather cabbage-like.

26 May 2016 10:49am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaa !Très belle macro

26 May 2016 11:00am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Most impressive - imagine when it bursts into full bloom!

26 May 2016 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, so big !!

26 May 2016 12:01pm

Marc from Granby, Canada

Very Nice close up with some Nice detail.

26 May 2016 12:44pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur en bouton quel rose et vert superbe.

26 May 2016 2:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, I've never seen, or even heard of, a peony this size. It's huge.

26 May 2016 2:04pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful colors ! A superb photo !

26 May 2016 2:08pm

ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

WOW! This is an amazing bud! I hope you will show us the flower!

26 May 2016 2:13pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully photographed

26 May 2016 3:01pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Not only unique looking, but a colorful process during its year of growth thru to a blossom.

26 May 2016 3:11pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Genial!!! Grat light and colours!!!

26 May 2016 7:35pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great macro ! Nice details, textures and sharpness, nice indeed.

26 May 2016 10:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It looks gigantic! Gorgeous colors! I love the detail!

26 May 2016 10:28pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

looks like a pink cabbage

27 May 2016 1:38am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

It hurts before full blooming. Beautiful image.

27 May 2016 3:42am


Nikon D7000
1/250 second
ISO 100
157 mm (35mm equiv.)


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