Monday, May 13, 2013

Parrot Peony

I've found unexpected peonies in my garden before, but never one like this. The plant is small and this is its only bloom. Could it be a seedling? I'm really not sure, but I know I did not plant it.

I haven't heard of parrot peonies, but that's what I'm going to call this one, at least for now—the striping and frilly-edged petals look so much like those of parrot tulips. I've been amazed by it.

What do you think...tasteful or tawdry?


UPDATE 5.20.2013 -- A Peony's Passing

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