And the winner of the last peonies bloom for 2017 is Ruth Cobb! These pics were taken about an hour ago in our full sun field. She was a bit tattered this season due to the above normal temps during bud stage but cutting her in the marshmallow soft bud stage provided us with many days inside of vase enjoyment. Many gardeners forget the very late blooming peonies so give her a try in your gardens and for sure inside, in your vases!
Oh and by the way, Ruth Cobb does not need staking so she is a welcome member of Swenson Gardens ‘growing peonies that don’t flop’ star cast member!