Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Old Fashioned Peony

©A.K.SIMON - Old Fashioned Peony - 8"x8" oil on linen - $100)

Today's Quote: Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As near as I can guess this is a "nice gal" variety of peony. The only reason I call it old fashioned is because this is the kind my Mom grew when I was young. And, it was introduced by William Krekler in 1965. Special starting bid price on this one - it is still an
8" x 8". You may bid on the painting at Dailypaintworks. Just click the icon on the right.

A Little more info about the "Nice Gal" peony and it is a wonderful site to visit just to look at all the varieties of peonies.

http://www.theplantexpert.com/peonies/PeonyList.html

Large, deep rose-pink blossoms, which fade to a silvery pink; when fully open central tuft of golden stamens and deep rose stigmas is visible; flowers are placed near the foliage; great landscape variety; sturdy bush — no staking needed; produces so many flowers that foliage is almost hidden




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