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A very variable species tree peony. Its forms are so varied that revision upon revision of its taxonomic classification exist, including lutea within the variety. These photographs show three different plants and all have smallish flowers (2 - 3cm in diameter) . They tend to bend their stalk near the flower head and this characteristic is often passsed on to their progeny, a feature that can be seen in plants like ‘Kronos’ and  ‘Souvenir de Maxime Cornu’ . This adds to the tendency of such heavy double flowered hybrids to hang their heads. Plant Source: Phedar (orange), Spetchley Park (dark red)