Beautiful pink peonies-close-up photos

All peonies are gorgeous spring flowering plants whose history goes back thousands of years.
The common peony or European peony (Paeonia officinalis) is cultivated in Europe for five hundred years and is still found growing wild in Europe.
Herbaceus peonies are flowering in May after tree peonies and Intersectional peonies.
Double pink peony flower-macro photo
Chinese Peony-Paeonia lactiflora, is the common garden peony, native to central and eastern Asia. They produce large flowers (8–16 cm diameter), with white, pink, or crimson petals and yellow stamens.
There are several hundred selected cultivars and crosses, bringing aditional, bright flower colors.
Pink peony close-up
After bloom season, the peony's foliage is still an attractive green shrub in gardens. In winter the foliage dies to the ground and comes out of dormancy next spring.
Pink peonies
Peonies are long lived, hardy flowering perennial plants and almost maintenance free.
The peony is one of the most venerated symbols in eastern art, a symbol for nobility and value.

See also these gorgeous tree peonies.
Visit Macro Flowers Saturday for beautiful macro flowers photos.

8 comments:

bobbie said...

These are so beautiful. I can understand why you can't wait. For some reason, I have not had success with peonies.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Your peonies are fabulous! Thank you for visiting my blog today - Happy Pink Saturday!

Heidi said...

Hi Maia,
I just had to visit for Pink Saturday, as your name and my youngest daughter's are the same, and spelled the same way too, which is unusual!
I love the pink peonies, they are one of my favorite flowers but unfortunately don't do well out here in the warmer climate. The photos are wonderful, you captured their vibrant color, and you can almost smell their scent!
Thanks for sharing!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!

Maggie said...

These are so pretty, and I love the smell of peonies!

Sorry for the late visit but I'm glad I could come and enjoy your great pinks!

Have a wonderful week!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Victoria said...

Woah...super magical...brilliant beauty! I love peonies too!
Kiki~

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - Happy late Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images Maia - peonies are one of my favorite spring flowers.

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