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Suminoichi
A Japanese Tree Peony dating from before 1940. The flowers are smaller than many of the enormous ones found on the more commonly available plants from Japan, but the colour is superb - the nearest to true dark purple I have seen, although deep maroon is also present. I have found it difficult to capture the colour well, even when taking the picture in shade and the flower closes when not in full sun. Plant Source: Kelways.