OFF-4, which is Old Faithful x Coral Charm. This one (and the previous one CC-1-1) from Hans Maschke. Nice one, many good qualities, but the stems tend to fall open, despite them being as sturdy as its mother.
Too hot to be able to enjoy them much. This is Canary Brilliants, second year plants, and a lot of flowers have already been cut, but one can clearly see they grow fast. They are basically grown for their reblooming capability, but they are selling well at this time also, notwithstanding that they open very fast.
Here’s a rare mutation from Coral Sunset, being sold at the Dutch flower auctions as Kingsday. It’s unregistered I think. As the national colour of Holland is orange, it’s a fitting name for this cultivar, it being less salmon and indeed more orange (Kingsday is a national holiday in Holland to honour their King). I personally experience quite…Read More
Long time since i responded on your post
But now i am must better..
I will send members from the facebok site – Paeony species and only species – into here and this forum .. as i have sugested them to learn more about breeding.. but also feels this forum is better than a Facebook group site – as you have sugested earlier..
But how…Read More
This is 44-T, an unregistered plant from Harald Fawkner. I’m starting to like it. It’s a hybrid with very sturdy stems and has large flowers. What makes it really stand out from the crowd is the flower form, this one has ‘Japanese’ flowers, meaning the stamens are transformed into very small staminodes, devoid of any pollen. This flower form is…Read More
These are some failures within my seedlings, flowering now (Coral Sunset is now blooming, if you want to have an indication of their blooming period) . Flower pretty enough, but usually the plant habit is poor or they have ‘open buds’ which is something I don’t want.
Paeonia emodi. Not a particularly easy species to grow. Buds and flowers are very frost prone, although the plant itself is hardy enough. Early Windflower or Late Windflower are far superior, but then you don’t have the species of course. It’s difficult to buy the true species, unless you start from seed as I did. The species has foliage with less…Read More
A new seedling flowering for the very first time. Belleville x Vanilla Schnapps. Pale yellow and tall from large well covered buds. Looks good, needs some additional years to make a final decision of course 😉
One of my favourites, and surely my current top pick for a successful cut flower. Grand Massive, early, semi double white with closed, white buds. Very floriferous and an extraordinarily increaser. Sturdy stems, large buds, good stem length. I’d project this one to end up in the top 10 most sold cut flowers eventually, which is a bold statement,…Read More
Another seedling ‘PVLB Pretty Foliage’. The name already implies what is best about it, the flower and plant stature is ok, but not spectacular. The leaflets are heavily divided as can be seen. No ‘segments or lobes’ but just a lot of small leaflets, sometimes arranged one over the other. One of the plants which I consider to be very attractive…Read More
A flower I have forgotten to pollinate. This is Paeonia arietina ‘Northern Glory’. An old, but rare selection, it took me a long time to locate one. I’ve posted images of it a few weeks ago, where it showed its pretty foliage. It is also known as the ‘Ram’s horn peony’. If you look closely at the dark red style/stigma above the carpel, you’ll…Read More