Gorgeous flowers of Hungary – new stamps issue released

August 26th, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com got to know that Magyar Posta issued a special, two-denomination stamp set on the subject of flowers. Bukhara iris (Iris bucharica) and tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) appear in the stamp designs.

The stamps were released and put into circulation on the 7th of August.

Bukhara iris (Iris bucharica)

This yellow and white flower, which grows up to 40 cm, is in bloom in April and May. It originates from Central Asia. A hardy plant, it is best suited to soils which are neutral or slightly alkaline and it likes full sun. It grows well in clumps in rock gardens and raised beds. Its scientific name is derived from the golden-winged Greek goddess, Iris, the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods.

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa)

The flowers of this small shrub, which open in the first half of May, come in a variety of colours from snow white to blackish red through pink and an assortment of shades of red in between. Depending on the type, it may have double, semi-double flowers or single blooms with yellow stamens. It should be planted in deep, humus-rich, well drained soil in a protected, warm sunny spot. Tree peony is native to China, where it is considered to be the emperor of flowers.