Tree Peonies Blooming at the New York Botanical Garden
April 24, 2012 by Cricket Hill Garden
On April 15th we shirked work and took a Sunday funday trip to see the tree peonies in full bloom at the New York Botanical Garden. The Dolores DeFina Hope Tree Peony Collection is located near the Rose Garden at the NYBG. The tree peonies there are now well established, planted mostly over the course of 2000 and 2001. We at Cricket Hill Garden supplied the NYBG with the Chinese tree peonies, though the collection also includes a good sampling of Japanese and American tree peonies. If you are in the New York area, it is most certainly worth a visit, you will not be disappointed. The later blooming rockii tree peonies are probably still blooming this week.
Some very healthy and happy tree peonies!
The climate is a bit warmer in NYC than northern CT and the tree peonies at the NYBG do not suffer from any winter die back.
Picking the flowers is strictly prohibited. However, there is no restriction on becoming intoxicated on the blossoms.
One very healthy specimen of a P. rockii hybrid tree peony. These are later blooming than the traditional Central Plains Chinese tree peonies.
In a separate part of the botanical garden, a newly established woodland section had P. japonica herbaceous peonies in full bloom.