02

Etched Salmon

Cousins/Klehm R.G., 1981. Bubblegum salmon-pink with gold etched petaloids in a unique double form. One of my favourite plants. Just starting.

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Morning Lilac

Anderson, 1999. An Itoh with semi-double blooms that appear shockingly purple for a peony. Unusual for its great colour. Past full bloom.

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Rose Heart

Bockstoce/Landis, 1974. Full double with a lovely taylored form. Extremely unique in that the central retain the deep rose-pink while outer petals fade to white producing a striking effect. Peerless. Petals now dropping.

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First Arrival

Anderson, 1986. Lavender-pink semi double Itoh. On to its last few flowers. 

06

Pastel Splendor

Anderson/ Seidl, 1996. Cream single Itoh with pink edging and prominent raspberry flares. Past peak, but still going strong.

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08

Bartzella

Anderson, 1986. Loose double to full double form in an electric yellow. This plant is gargantuan and turns heads from halfway down the block. In full bloom.

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Joanna Marlene

Anderson, 1999. A semi-double Itoh with very unique colouring. The guard petals retain a pink colour while inner petals are a wonderful golden orange, producing a bicolour effect. Onto its final blooms.

10

Command Performance

Hollingsworth, 1996. Gargantuan watermelon-red bomb double that has some of the largest flowers you will see in the garden. On the way out. 

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Julia Rose

Anderson, unregistered. A semi-double Itoh with an interesting interplay of pink, orange and yellow. Winding down.

12

Tranquil Dove

Saunders/Laning/ Rogers, 1993. Ethereal single bloom with an amethyst picotee effect. On the way out.

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Circus Circus

Klehm, R.G., 1995. A fun single with raspberry coloured candy striping. Creates a buzz in the garden. Full bloom.

14

Joker

Bockstoce/Landis/Rogers, 2004. Beautifull formed full double flowers with a very interesting fade pattern. Aging flowers maintain a pink central flower mass and a picotee effect on the petals. Moving past peak.

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Sarah Bernhardt

Lemoine 1906. Full billowing soft pink double. A timeless classic that is in many gardens across the world. Moving past peak bloom.

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Pink Luau

Klehm R.G., 1995. Single blooms with unusual soft pink and raspberry streaking running through the center of the petals. Full bloom, though not putting up many flowers this year. 

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Red Charm

Glasscock, 1944. Large red bomb double that opens a true red. The mid season marker peony. Guard have now relaxed and central petals are starting to fluff.On the way out. 

18

Belle Toulousaine.

Rat, unregistered. Cerise-pink semi-double Itoh furnished with many petals. Delicious sweet ginger aroma. Winding down. 

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Scarlet Heaven

Anderson, 1999. Scarlet-red Itoh with single flower form. Remarkable for being one of the few red Itohs. Blooming in waves this year. Full bloom.

20

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Smith, 2002. Deep pink semi-double flower on this Itoh. The true impact of this variety is appreciated when observing the plant as a whole. Flowers take on an interesting antique pink colour as they age. Winding down.

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Love Affair

Hollingsworth, 2005. A very elegant white semi-double Itoh. Only a few blooms this year. 

22

Coral Sunset

Wissing, 1975. Coral semi-double that fades to a creamy off-white. The most intensely coloured coral upon opening and petals have a ruffly look that gives it a fuller appearance than Coral Charm. Winding down.

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Petite Elegance

Klehm, R.G. 1995. Semi-double flowers with a wonderful pink picotee effect. Fun sized, compact plant with charming, diminutive flowers. This one moves fast. Past prime.

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Chiffon Clouds

Klehm R.G., 1995. Single flowers that have a soft pink, almost speckled misting. Past its prime. 

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Coral Charm

Wissing, 1964. Terrific cupped semi-double flowers in a radiant piercing coral. Blooms full open, colour starting its fade to a creamy off-white.

24

Mrs. Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin, 1932. A seemingly opalescent, shimmering soft pink rose double of refined and tailored form. One of my favourite lactifloras. Peak bloom. 

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Green Lotus

Klehm, R.G., 1995. Peculiar cactus dahlia formwith green petals that feather out and are tipped with pink. Most unusual and a garden novely. Full bloom.

IN BLOOM TODAY

Here are the star features of the garden today, June 27, 2021! These beauties are in bloom for a limited time only, so utilise this page to plan your visit now and ensure you don't miss out on your favourites. Check back for daily updates as the blooms wax and wane. Every day dawns on a new garden!

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Candy Stripe

Anderson, 1992. A white double with red candy striping localized in the outer petals rows. Just starting up but unfortunately many of the buds on the plant have been aborted this year. 

02

Etched Salmon

Cousins/Klehm R.G., 1981. Bubblegum salmon-pink with gold etched petaloids in a unique double form. One of my favourite plants. Past its prime.

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Green Halo

Klehm, R.G., 1999. Unusual green skirt of green guard petals with central white tufts. Most peculiar. Small, but heavily populated with blooms. In full bloom.