Thursday, May 27, 2010
Peony Festiva Maxima
Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima'. I picked this one up at the Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show in 2008. It's is the second year it has bloomed.
Festiva Maxima is a Double Peony and the blooms are enormous, nearly 8 inches across. I have a perfect view of it from my kitchen window and even at night the huge gaudy white blooms command attention.
I know you're supposed to cage these things to keep them more upright, but I like to let them wander around wherever they like. And I've had no problem with them not being supported.