This peony was a tiny seedling two Springs ago. I almost pulled the seedling, thinking it was a weed, but something made me wait a second and then it hit me, it's a peony. I don't know how it got there or where it came from. There are other peonies, old ones, in the garden, but not nearby. By the end of the first growing season, the little peony had three stems. The next year it had seven or eight stems and seven or eight flowers. (By the way the flower turned out to be unusual. You can see it here.). This year the plants has eighteen stems by my count and eighteen flowers buds. I may invite the neighborhood to a viewing. I had no idea a seedling peony could mature and grow so fast. It's fun. Sort of like winning the lottery.