Peonies – Flower Forms


Flower Forms of Peonies

viette gardens peony jan van leuenSingle

A ring of 5 or more petals with the center of peony made up of stamens with pollen-bearing anthers.





viette gardens peony sword danceJapanese

A ring of petals around a central cluster of modified stamens that are narrow and flat and bear no pollen.




viette gardens peony gay pareeAnemone

A ring of petals around modified stamens which are fully transformed into narrow petals (petaloids)





viette gardens peony coral charmSemi-Double

Several rings of petals around visible pollen-bearing stamens. 





viette gardens peony dinner plateDouble

Many concentric rings of petals with no visible stamens (stamens have been completely transformed into petals).