The spring charm of peonies
My name is Zarko Mudrovcic, and my garden is situated in Marija Gorica, 30 kilometers from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, in the southeastern part of Europe. Today I am sharing some beautiful pictures of my favorite peonies (Paeonia hybrids, usually Zones 3–8).
These very large, bright yellow double blossoms are Itoh peony ‘Bartzella’, Zones 3–8. Itoh peonies (also called intersectional hybrids) take their name from Japanese nurseryman Toichi Itoh, who first hybridized herbaceous and tree peonies to create these beautiful, vigorous hybrids.
Close-up of Itoh peony ‘Bartzella’
Itoh peony ‘Canary Brilliants’, Zones 3–8
Close-up of Itoh peony ‘Canary Brilliants’.
Close-up of ‘Nippon Beauty’, a Japanese-shaped herbaceous peony hardy in Zones 3–8
This incredible herbaceous peony has more than 70 big white flowers. It is has been in my garden for longer than 20 years but, unfortunately, I do not know its name.
Close-up of the herbaceous, very fragrant peony ‘Laura Dessert’. This variety has been very hardy and loves full sun.
Peony ‘Bowl of Beauty’ is a very nice herbaceous peony that’s hardy to Zones 3–8.
This wonderful Itoh peony is ‘Cora Louise’ (Zones 4–8).
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