Paeonia suffruiticosa

May 30, 2011 – Tree Peonies are in Bloom!

Paeonia suffruticosa (Tree Peony) Herb Garden; These deciduous shrubs will reach 3′-5′ tall with a 4′ spread; true species have large flowers 6″-8″ across, from pink to white with a purple basal patch.

Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Feng Dan Bai’ (Phoenix White Chinese Tree Peony) Wayfinding Sign; Upward facing fragrant white flowers up to 7″ across, slightly ruffled with yellow stamens

Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Taiyo’ (Tree Peony) Wayfinding Sign; Taiyo has very large red semi-double flowers which tend to curl

Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon’s Seal) Demonstration Courtyard; Come see our Solomon Seal Collection in the Demo Courtyard.  This native wildflower is easily recognized by its upward arching stems of hanging white-tipped-green flowers.

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Silver Wings’ (Solomon’s Seal) Demo Courtyard; This plant is originally from Beth Chatto’s garden in England and is named for the silver undersides of its leaves.

Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Striatum’ (Solomon’s Seal) Demo Courtyard; An uncommon, vigorous hybrid selection with bright creamy white margins

Wisteria floribunda ‘Yae-kokuryu’ (Japanese Wisteria) Arrival Trellis; This highly fragrant vigorous (which one isn’t?) wisteria is known to be the only true double-flowered one.

Wisteria (Wisteria) Floral Hall Courtyard; Unfortunately I haven’t been able to identify this wisteria – but if anyone familiar with the TBG has any ideas please feel free to forward.  The good news is after umpteen years it is in full bloom after a very hard pruning last year!!

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