Favorite Flora: Shimane Chojuraku (‘Long Life’) Peony

Shimane Chojuraku ('Long Life') peony (Paeonia ‘Shimane Cho Juraku’)

By Debra Knapke

It is fitting to start Favorite Flora and the New Year with the tree peony ‘Long Life’ — a plant that produces flowers of incredible beauty that are short-lived in the garden, but long-lived in our memory. Tree peonies typically bloom in the Midwest in early to mid-May. Mine are often in bloom for Mother’s Day. The flower above was eight inches across and held a place of honor in my dry stream garden for two days.

Wishing you a beautiful and healthy New Year –and a happy, long life.

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