Tree Peony Question

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Tree Peony Question

Postby Roxanne » May 23, 2013 9:55 am

Hi! A Co-worker of mine said she has a gorgeous yellow tree peony that got one big white bloom with a red center, and all the other blooms were yellow, like they are supposed to be. The plant is 5 years old at least, and has never done this. Does anyone have an explanation for this??
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Re: Tree Peony Question

Postby Tigger » May 23, 2013 11:50 am

Is it possible the plant is grafted and has sprouted from root stock? Follow the off-color bloom's branch to the ground. (although I thought most tree peonies were grown on their own roots) If instead the off-color bloom is on a branch where there are yellow blooms from the same main stem, the plant has sported to a different bloom color.

(I'm no expert on tree peonies, but I do like them.)

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Re: Tree Peony Question

Postby Roxanne » May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Thanks, Tigger! Sounds logical to me! :D
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