Answer to the Front Page "Picture of the Week" Question for May 1st - May 8th, 2003
This is a picture of a 'Toichi Ruby' tree peony, Paeonia suffruticosa 'Toichi Ruby'.
You can find this plant in the Asian Theme Garden in the National Herb Garden. Tree peony roots have long been used
in Asian herbal medicine. Tree peonies are also in bloom right now in the Asian Collections and in the
National Boxwood Collection.
[Click on the picture to see a larger image of this plant].