This treasure does not last long enough…

* Swoon *

Meet Paeonia ‘Garden Treasure’ with its companion, Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s mantle).  This peony is an ‘Itoh’ variety, also called ‘intersectional’, meaning it is a cross between a herbaceous peony and a Japanese tree peony.  It is also a American Peony Society Gold Medal Winner.

I purchased this peony from La Pivoinerie d’Aoust about three years ago and it cost me ….. shhhh…. $150.0o!  If you’d like to order from this company, you’ll have to wait until the fall of 2013 when they will have a new catalogue and will resume shipping.

In the meantime, you’ll have to see if Suzanne Patry can get one for you at her nursery, Whitehouse Perennials.  If no, then there is no shortage of other glorious peonies to choose from!

4 thoughts on “This treasure does not last long enough…”

  1. Gorgeous! I have some of the Lady’s mantle in my garden, though didn’t know the name before this. The water droplets on the flowers and lighting is perfect.

    1. Glad I could identify your mystery plant Beth! The ‘perfect’ pic is entirely due to serendipity. I wish I could get that kind of shot every time!

  2. WOW!! Lovely addition to the garden and tall enough to stand above the weeds. …………………….Who said that? Weeds, are those things weeds. LOL

    1. Libby, LOL! It depends on the weeds! My Garden Treasure only reaches about a foot and a half in height, so certainly not high enough to camoflage ragweed or some other nasties! P.S. We mean to visit our allotment this weekend and hope we can see our veggies through the weeds!

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