Upjohn heirloom peonies extend bloom season at U-M’s Nichols Arboretum

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U-M’s Nichols Arboretum peony garden was recently awash in 10,000 blooms of white, pink and red.

Well-known on campus and to Ann Arborites alike, the arboretum is home to the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America. Celebrating 95 years of perennial beauty, the peony garden offers a spring display from sunrise to sunset daily May 30-June 11 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor.

Some of the peonies are still growing in the same spot where they were planted nearly 100 years ago. The garden features peonies from the extensive collection of U-M alumnus W.E. Upjohn, founder of the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, as well as exceptional selections from nationally recognized experts.

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