of a tree peonyTuesday late afternoon
Wednesday lunch time
Wednesday after sun had gone down but not yet fully dark
And this is a deeper coloured one on another bush.
These don't flower for as long as the perennial peonies but are worth it for the sheer size of their flowers. The flowers range from 8" to even 13" or 14" on an older bush. These flowers are about 10" wide.. In the gardening directions it says to plant them in full sun, but I know the National Collection in one of the London squares has them under trees and they seem to do very well there.