|March 25, 2012|
Last year was a great disappointment, with only two buds surviving to bloom, but this year a quick count reveals an unprecedented and record setting (for Squirrelhaven) 18 buds and blooms.
The identity of this plant is still in question. It is either Paeonia suffruticosa 'Chojuraka' or Paeonia rockii 'Ofuji Nishiki'. Both are similar, but reputedly not the same. Whatever it is, the blooms are big, blousy, lemon-scented things.
|my hand serves as a measure of comparison|
In any event, I'm not the only one excited about the blooms.