Taking the rough...
06 May 2011 20:11:17
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Wu Long Peng Sheng' & Arisaema griffithii
I suppose we gardeners have to take the rough with the smooth.
This is my rough - a tree peony that refuses to flower.
It is a Chinese peony, Paeonia suffruticosa 'Wu Long Peng Sheng', which means 'Black Dragon Holding Blossom' but it has never flowered. It is in the ground about six years and makes nice healthy growth in spring with woody bases. But no sign off flowers.
I wonder what the problem could be.
Incidentally, the Arisaema beside it has decided to produce no spathe for the second year running. This must be the non-flowering corner.