A view of the peony that was only a bud as posted on Thursday of last week. Here the petals are beginning to show its many anthers inside.
The unfortunate thing about this type of peony is that it is very short-lived. Within three to four days, the peony can be in bloom and then totally withered away. And if it rains during that time, its life is even shorter. Just like a magnolia tree.
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.
Photo captured May 8, 2016.
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