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COLOUR

Each person perceives colour differently. Colours can also vary over time. The same plant can have different colours during a cold spring than it would have during a warm spring. In addition, the play of sun and shade yield a different hue as the day progresses. Here are just a few examples of the range of colours available.

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White > Blush:

The bright white of P. Amalia Olson, the milky appearance of P. Duchesse de Nemours and the slight touch of mother of pearl in P. Florence Nicholls: all are white, yet each is so different. Photo P. Amalia Olson.
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Greenish:

An exceptional colour rarely seen in flowers. In peonies, green features merely as an accent, giving the flowers a distinctive and eerie appearance. P. Green Lotus .
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Pink > Magenta:

All shades of pink are represented in the peony family. The soft pink of P. Show Girl, the apple blossom pink of P. Hermione, and the bright fuchsia of P. Color Magnet are just a few examples. Photo P. Hermione.
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Yellow:

The latest colour addition, and very much sought after in herbaceous and Itoh peonies. P. Garden Treasure features a very lovely golden-yellow colour, which stands out in contrast to the subtle yellow tones of P. Early Glow. Photo P. Garden Treasure.
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Peach > Coral:

Herbaceous varieties display shades that vary between salmon, coral red and orange. Like P. Coral Charm and P. Pink Hawaiian Coral. Tree peonies show softer tones sometimes subtly layered. Photo P. Terpsichore.
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Red > Purple:

An abundance of red colours are on display: from warm carmine red to purple hues, and from velvety burgundy red to the almost dark brown of P. Buckeye Belle. Photo P. Old Faithful
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