Pale Pink Peony After Rain, 2006

There are lots of wet peonies around Vermont today, though probably not any with sun shining through like this. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to photograph wet peonies these last days, but not so good for the plants. In this hotter and wetter than normal weather we’ve been having lately, the botrytis fungus is attacking worse than I’ve ever seen. Every day I have to clip off rotting buds. Oh well.

This is from some years ago, while standing around at my old house waiting for my daughter. This is an old favorite peony of mine, and I don’t know what it is called. I’ve never seen it in commerce.

Besides the very pale pink color, one characteristic seems to be the slit in the petals.

If anyone knows what variety this is, please let me know!

This print is for sale here.

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