Unnamed Chinese peony (Bed 11)
Bed 11 Unknown 11-2a (2a)
Labeled (under review)
This cultivar is very similar, if not identical to the one in bed site 11-1c, Yan Zhi Dian Yu. If I don't take care to record the precise bed sites when photographing these two, I would have no hope of distinguishing between them. Sometimes all I have are visual clues from surrounding beds as to which site I was photographing.
At the time I took this set of shots of Bed 11, I didn't note precise bed sites for all of the varieties. This was either (2a) or (3a). From the context clues, and direction of the shadows, in conjunction with the known time of day (with shadows providing the N-S visual clue), this specimen is definitely in column a. From comparison with other shots where I did make note of bed sites, I conclude this is site (2a)
Note added 2017: This plant was removed after the 2016 season (presumably discarded), and sites 11-2aab were planted with Tao Hua Fei Xue, which had been in site 11-1d.
Taken June 6, 2015
From Peony Garden Bed 11 Chinese