A ‘peony rose’ . Big blooms with lots of ruffles and charm- peonies are often referred to as ‘roses’ and called ‘thornless roses’. But they are really a plant all their own.
Big ruffly flowers with an abundance of petals and an old fashioned delicious scent – Peonies are flower fan favorites for many reasons. There is nothing quite like a vase full of them to brighten up a room and fill it with a delicious scent. One thing about them that every peony lover can agree on is that peony season just does not last long enough. And so, the quest for ruffly peony lookalike beauties to enjoy all year long is ongoing. And that is where these beautiful garden roses come in.
Last year- you might remember that I had planted some garden roses that were said to be so much like peonies that they fooled all kinds of flower lovers. The blooms last year were quite small- so while they looked beautiful and very full- they certainly did not have that big abundant peony size. This year however, even though they have been quite late starting to bloom- they are knocking my socks off with their size and beauty & scent. And the other day I wandered the garden clipping a few roses and peonies to bring inside before the rain- and noticed just how similar they are when they are side by side. I thought it would be fun to show you both of them and see what you think too.
A garden fresh arrangement full of beautiful blooming beauty- this is filled with several types of garden roses and peonies. But which is which?
Peonies are in a class all their own- they come in so many colors and sizes. This pink peony is Dr. Alexander Fleming and is a lovely addition in the garden- and in an arrangement. For more on the peony varieties we planted last year– you can find that HERE
And right under the note above is the lovely The Ingenious Mr. Fairchild rose. Full of ruffle charm and a pretty shade of pink. Can you believe how similar they look in ruffles, shape, color and size? I am obsessed with how beautiful they look together and on their own.
Peonies & Roses
Here is another look at them together and labeled so you can see how similar they are.
If you are looking for a show stopper rose that resembles a peony to add to the garden- highly recommend this one. And they will keep you in peony like blooms all summer long.
Shop the Look
It looks like the Ingenious Mr. Fairchild is currently sold out for the season- but I linked some of the other roses we have and found a couple other ruffle filled roses. Click the photos to shop.