A form was added to this group so that anyone can submit the species plants they are growing themselves. If most of us are willing to share seeds, then it will be possible to make those rare species more widely available. You don’t need to be a member of this group nor even of the site to submit.
This year I transplanted seven second year sprouts that were naturally seeded. Excited to see what next year brings. I have no idea what cultivars sprouted. Guess I will have to wait and see. Working on filling my front beds with peonies. Festiva Maxima is my favorite. This year when I cam collecting the seed, I will LABEL the seeds. (Duh) lol
Paeonia kesrouanensis (or P. turcica depending on your views). Naturally growing along the eastern Mediterranean countries at higher elevations under some shadow from trees and shrubs. From south-eastern Turkey downwards to Syria and Lebanon. In southern and south-western Turkey the P. turcica, which is supposedly a synonym according to Hong, is…Read More
With so many different types of plants, shrubs, flowers, or trees available, it can be difficult to decide which ones you should plant in your backyard. The tree peony is a popular choice nowadays since it’s a non-dominant shrub...
Paeonia flavescens. From selfed seeds from a wild plant which originated in Sicily (around Palermo). Theoretically a synonym for either P. mascula russoi or P. mascula hellenica, and thus not officially recognized as a species itself, though there’s reason to believe it is. It resembles neither of those synonyms in fact. Looks most like mascula…Read More
Back in 1989, Leo Fernig (1915-1999) wrote an article in the APS Bulletin wherein he announced the forming of SPIN (Species Peonies International Network) a new group of people interested in species peonies. SPIN was successful for many years...
Paeonia morisii from Sardinia (Sardegna). According to Hong a synonym for P. corsica, which is very variable. It might be argued that his classification of P. corsica is not completely perfect as there is a P. corsica on the island of Corsica which is different from this one and there is also P. sandrae on Sardinia which is different as well. And…Read More
A first post in this new group about peony species. As I’ve used it as the cover image for this group it’s only fitting to start with this species: Paeonia velebitensis. Wild collected in Croatia, the Velebit Mountains, East of the city/village of Karlobag, which is the area from where the dried herbarium specimens originated that Hong De-Yuan…Read More
As some may (or may not) know, I grow peonies as cut flowers. Some of my clients (florists or end customers) at times spontaneously take some pictures of those and there are always a few rather pretty ones. Here you have some of those. Showcasing mostly The Fawn, Old Faithful, Coral Sunset, Amalia Olson and Bowl of Cream.
APS is proud to announce the following members have volunteered to provide their time and talents through election to a leadership position! Volunteers were elected and announced at the General Annual Membership Meeting held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 4, 2022. Terms are 2022 through 2024. APS is grateful for their volunteerism and looks […]
The latest Bulletin is now available through the Member Portal at: https://americanpeonysociety.org/member-portal/pages/the-bulletin-online/. Great information about the coming convention, peony planting and much, much more! The post Summer 2022 Bulletin first appeared on American Peony Society.
APS is proud to offer Member donated peony seeds for 2022. Thanks to all of our donors who bring the joy and interest of growing peonies from seeds to our Members! 2022 Seed List: HERE The post 2022 APS Seed List first appeared on American Peony Society.
Margery Daughtery, Cornell University Plant Pathologist, presents through a video seminar a comprehensive look into diseases of the “Peony”. This APS sponsored video seminar is available to APS Members through the Member Portal at: https://americanpeonysociety.org/member-portal/pages/video/. Become a Member to view this and other videos. The post “What’s Wrong With My Peony” first appeared on American Peony […]
The latest Bulletin is now available through the Member Portal at: https://americanpeonysociety.org/member-portal/pages/the-bulletin-online/. Enjoy and dream of the coming 2022 bloom season! The post Spring 2022 Bulletin first appeared on American Peony Society.
Quote from: Gail on June 05, 2022, 06:03:58 PMDefinitely deserves mentioning Gabriela, such a lovely plant and really popular with the honey bees here. Mine has just finished flowering.Thank you Gail. Such pristine ...
Quote from: Gabriela on June 04, 2022, 10:34:29 PMPaeonia peregrina from seeds with the first flower, so it deserves a mention and I have the image at the right size.Definitely deserves mentioning Gabriela, such a l...
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hephestos' it's charming.Some species peonies had a short flowering here due to unusual warm weather, now the P. officinalis and P. tenuifolia are in flower.P. japonicaP. masculaOne form of P. offic...
Quote from: Guff on May 21, 2022, 03:22:24 PMGail, yes the purple looks just like the picture when it first opens then it turns a darker shade.Very lovely! I'm envious of the Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hephestos' Stefan...
Anthocyanin accumulation and differential expression of the biosynthetic genes result in a discrepancy in the red color of herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall.) flowers. by Y. Wu, Z. Has, Y. Tang and D. Zhao. 2022. Horticulturae. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/horticulturae The scientists were interested in learning the differences in the pigment, anthocyanin, between a pink and […]
Melatonin enhances stem strength by increasing the lignin content and secondary cell wall thickness in herbaceous peony. by D. Zhao, Y. Luan, W. She, Y. Tang, X Huang, and J. Tao. 2022. Journal of Experimental Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erac165 This research paper was just reported as a PDF of a research paper that has yet to be […]
Kumar, S., A. Malik and V. Hooda. 2021. Drying of flowers: a money-spinning aspect of floriculture industry. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. Spring 10(1): 27-31. This article from India, summarizes methods used to dry/preserve cut flowers to expand options for businesses already selling fresh cut flowers. Dried flower products have been exported from India for […]
Illieva, I. 2021. Names of botanical genera inspired by mythology. GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Online press. 14(3)8-18. Author, Iliana Illeva, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, explored the scientific names of plants and traced those that originated in Greek Mythology. Peonies are there, of course. The origin refers to the centuries-old use of peony roots […]
Flower growers are always looking for other products or marketing methods to add value to their main product- fresh cut peonies. I see a lot of ads and information about peony artwork, medicinals, tea, cosmetics, calendars, photography, and so much more. However, these researchers show that connections might occur in areas one would never expect. […]
2022 American Peony Society Exhibition Artistic Design AwardNovice Class 3 "Perennial Garden" After the judging is complete at the American Peony Society convention, all of the entrants are always excited to go see what if any ribbons they might have won. I was one of those people since I entered a few designs into the […]
2022 American Peony Society Convention Flower Exhibition Seedlings For the last few conventions at least, the Seedling category of the American Peony Society Flower Exhibition Seedling class has been judged by Don Hollingsworth (loves early double herbaceous) and Nate Bremer (loves tree peonies). You can check out my interviews with each of them on our […]
2022 American Peony Society Convention Exhibition Flower ShowCourt of Honor The American Peony Society Convention Exhibition Court of Honor was a bit smaller this year, perhaps due to the smaller size of the show overall. Being a smaller show, it fit the venue (the Univeristy of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Garden Auditorium) well and was a […]
The 2022 American Peony Society Convention isn't possible without the help of so many entrants and volunteers. Before the show opens to the public, APS members are busy as bees, hard at work creating the beautiful flow show the public sees. Flowers are selected for showing, stems trimmed, put into exhibition bottles with water, groomed […]
It was as lovely to see the people as it was the flowers at the 2022 American Peony Society convention this year. I will say that David Michener's dream finally came true, culminating in the 100th Anniversary celebration of the historic peony garden collection growing at the University of Michigan's Nichols Arboretum, comingling with the […]
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