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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Apr 24th - May 1, 2006

Picture of Paeonia athena.  Click here for a larger image.

This is an Athena peony, Paeonia athena.

Double peonies are more common in gardens than single types. Many of the single peonies such as Athena bloom a bit earlier than the doubles, and because the flowers are lighter, they seldom need support or staking.

You can find Athena near Hickey Hill Road in the Asian Collections.

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