Single White Peony

Single White Peony. Oil on Canvas. 10 x 8.

This is another beautiful peony from my garden. It's not nearly as fragrant as Duchesse de Nemours, and it produced fewer flowers this year, but I love single flowers. Those are flowers that have but 5 petals. When a rose has 5 petals we often call it a 'wild rose' but they're simply bred to be single.

The much more double, and much more fragrant Duchesse is still putting out the flowers and I started a new painting today. That'll be the last peony painting for the year.