Obovate peony (Paeonia obovata) is an herbaceous species native to Asia, rarely ofered for sale. Here in Hopkinton it blooms for a week or more in late May with large, showy, yellow-centered single-pink flowers. Deeply-divided grey-green foliage is attractive and pest free all summer. Green claw-like seed pods split open in October to reveal shiny black seeds on red stalks, adding another season of appeal. 


Bare-root divisions available in autumn after frost. Please inquire.

Paeonia obovata (P. japonica nearly identical) seed pods, several weeks every October.

Unusual and Hard-to-Find Plants Rarely Offered for Sale

A smaller-scale version is the Ashe Magnolia (M. macrophylla ashei), is a smaller-scale subspecies of bigleaf magnolia. A precocious multi-stem tree, it offers similarly-sized foliage and grows to about 20 ft. Huge flowers a week or two earlier than the species, it flowers at a very young age. An added bonus is its October display of fist-size, rounded, cone-like fruits that open to reveal rose-salmon-colored seeds.

Please inquire about availability.

Paeonia obovata in flower late May.

Japanese woodland peony (Paeonia japonica) is one of the first to appear in the garden each spring, often by early May here in Hopkinton. Single white flowers with yellow and red centers last a single day over a period of a week or more. Attractive, clean green foliage all summer. Distinctive green seed pods develop in summer, turning silvery and opening to reveal distinctive glossy black seeds on red stalks. Readily self-seeds in the garden.​

Japanese Woodland Peony white flowers in May 

We're currently able to offer several dozen one-year-old seedlings of Paeonia obovata as shown in the image available for sale at $9.95 each. Please call or text me to discuss details: 508-962-1857.

Wayne Mezitt

Magnolia macrophylla ashei 12" bloom, June

We offer a variety of unusual plants for sale here at our farm. Most are self-propagated and hard to find on the market.

We only sell plants to be picked up here, no shipping.

Please contact Wayne directly for more information.


​WayneM@WestonNurseries.com

​508-962-1857

Bare-root divisions available in autumn--please inquire for availability and price.

Adonis amurense opens its flowers in late winter with the first touch of warm sun, often blooming as early as late February or early March in my garden. Lacy, fern-like foliage follows bloom. Develops into spreading foot-wide and larger clumps whose above ground foliage "disappears" as it goes dormant in early summer.

​Bare-root divisions available in summer and fall when plants are dormant. Please inquire.