The article “Peonies of Turkey” has been updated to include some remarks by two Turkish scientists and several additional images have been added as well. I think it is now a whole lot better. Thank you to Halbay Turumtay and Cemal Sandalli for the extra information.
Nothing much happening when it comes to peonies currently. So to bridge the time until there’s more to tell, here are some images of last season’s OFF-4, a plant from Hans Maschke. A cross between Old Faithful and Coral Charm, thus with some interesting genetics. Can have all flower forms as can be seen from the image. Late flowering, very sturdy…Read More
These are some open pollinated seedlings from Lagodekhi Sunrise, a selection from those lagodechiana hybrids (mloko x caucasica), a natural hybrid which you’ll find in Georgia. They naturally grow in shade, but my seedlings are in full sun. This shows on the leaflets, they are turning into all kinds of colours. I quite like it in fact.
It's been over a decade since we first began germinating peony seeds from open and controlled crosses. This has been with varying degrees of success and one learns with time of course. We shall not discuss all the details...
Turkey is one of the geographic centers of wild peonies. According to some estimates it boasts 11 different taxa, all situated in the herbaceous section of the genus. The 'red peony of Constantinople' is undoubtedly the best-known one. This...
Ready for Winter. Cut down with some 10 cm left as research has shown this results in the least amount of botrytis the following year. The precise drip irrigation is also showing nicely on this picture, only water where it’s needed. Halfway to end of December the plants will receive their GA3 treatment and the sides of the polytunnel will be…Read More
Paeonia daurica ssp daurica. Sometimes known as the ‘Crimean Peony’ (although there is also P. tenuifolia growing there). Old names P. triternata or even P. corallina triternata. According to Hong this species grows there but also in Turkey and westwards to former Yugoslavia. The Crimean version is known to have wavy leaflets (much more than my…Read More
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
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
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 Fall 2022 Bulletin Available Online first appeared on American Peony Society.
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 […]
Thanks Herman. I only show the best ones. Last winter was bad, I lost several peonies, too, but it is good that I have found the ones which like it here.Quote from: koen on November 06, 2022, 10:16:05 AMYou have many fin...
You have many fine looking species plants, congratulations. I especially like these hybrids, they are very pretty looking plants! Both the parents are poor growers here, so I'm quite jealous of your large plants ;-) I do hope you'll get second generati...
They are all so beautiful Leena, and very happy looking :-) You can tell they like your garden.You are right, best to grow the plants that adapt and do well in your particular conditions. There are so many species to choose from.P. veitchii also does...
Thank you all. I got interested in peonies about 15 years ago, and now most of my flowering peonies are grown from seeds. It seems suddenly I have so many peonies now. I have bought some lactiflora cultivars, but actually prefer my own seed gr...
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 Convention Artistic Design CategoryMom Wins 2 Blue Ribbons!! This year I actually was able to get my Mom to attend the American Peony Society Convention with me. I was also able to convince her to enter a few flower arrangements into the Artistic Design category of the show. She had never […]
2022 American Peony Society Artistic Design Entries Inside the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Garden's Auditorium, I think the Artistic Design entries got the best spot in the show, a beautiful spot right next to a wall of windows overlooking an outdoor patio surrounded by lush greenery! I should have taken a photo of the […]
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 […]
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