From the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea
Trials and tribulations
Another Turkish delight
When missing a green thumb
Some do quite well
Reviving an old dream
How to grow them in your garden
Searching for light at the end of the tunnel
How early can they go?
The 'King of Flowers'
Worth the extra effort.
A follow-up, 15 years in the making.
Those were the days...
Some new hybrid peonies (by A.P. Saunders, 1926)The Peony Society - - hybridizing, peonies, saunders
A.P. Saunders: his works, his words...
Do they come to fruition?
Early forcing of peonies (hoop houses and GA3)khurtekant - - cut flowers, early forcing, GA3, gibberellic acid, hoop house
Your mother wants them
The exploration of the unknown
From flower to flower
Cool flowers from the Land of the Midnight Sun. Article by Pat Holloway.
A "long term" experiment indeed
Fertile shrub hybrids: diploids or tetraploids?The Peony Society - - hybridizing, moutan, Paeonia x suffruticosa, shrubby peony, tree peony, woody peony
Getting rid of the "lutea hook".
"Paeony" hybridizing in New Zealand.
The Fawn vs Pietertje Vriend Wagenaar
Pat Holloway's retirement project.
Fragrance from heaven.
Large scale peony growing.
A better colour.
One month earlier.
Carsten Burkhardt’s web project PaeoniaThe Peony Society - - Carsten Burkhardt, cultivar database, hybridizing, library, saunders, species
Catholics: Rome, Muslims: Mekka, Peonistas: Paeon.de
Peonies on China TVThe Peony Society - - FloraHolland, P. ludlowii, P. rockii, peony video, Pivoines Rivière
A Chinese video about peonies
Keeping them for weeks, and weeks, and weeks, and...
#thepeonysociety A lot has been done on the site, but it’s a never ending task. The latest thing we’ve...
Why do it yourself?
The hybridizers newsletter, published from 1970 through 2002, is now fully available.
The end of trial-and-error?
Paeonia species videosThe Peony Society - - Paeonia algeriensis, Paeonia broteri, Paeonia emodi, Paeonia japonica, Paeonia mascula, Paeonia officinalis, Paeonia parnassica, Paeonia peregrina, Paeonia tenuifolia, species
Paeonia species in their native habitat.
Ron Boekel "My Gardening Path" on ABC's Gardening Australia.
Bob Johnson writes about the peony varieties with the best red color
A lecture from A.P. Saunders, legendary peony hybridizer, in 1924 on the growing of peonies.
The cutflower behemoth's peony experiences.
Twice the fun.
Foliar nematodes – the moviekhurtekant - - aphelenchoides fragariae, foliar nematodes, leaf nematodes, nematodes
The movie's just better than the book ;-)
The hall of fame and the hall of shame.
One of the very best lactifloras.
New, distinct and excellent.
A picotee beauty.
Why lack of water is detrimental.
Both Early and Late Windflower have been growing here for several years. As many will know, they are extremely...
Don Hollingsworth is an American hybridizer who introduced many fine varieties and is well-known within the peony community for...
Now for something very new and distinct: double pink paeonia tenuifolia cultivars.
F.C. Stern was the author of one of the most important publications about peonies with his "A study of...
“Why should we join a peony society?” (this one, or any other), you might ask yourself. After all, you...
In the 19th century many peonies were bred in France and the UK, whilst the center of peony hybridizing...
Fun it may be to always discuss those new advanced hybrids, but they tend to come at a price....
An interview with Silvia Saunders.
P. coriacea is a species which grows in the mountains in both the south of Spain (Sierra Nevada) and...
Bill Seidl, a well-known American hybridizer of advanced herbaceous and tree hybrid peonies, passed away October 8th, 2016. I’ve...
Something bizarre happened this year. As I was wandering through my fields of blooming peonies, I passed at a...
Last year I had the rare opportunity to buy a batch of P. brownii seeds, although with the warning...
Ballerina is a peony bred by A.P. Saunders in 1941 from the cross Wittmanniana x Lactiflora ‘Lady Alexandra Duff’....
Canary Brilliants is one the finest Itoh-hybrids. This one has been bred by Roger Anderson and was registered in...
Foliar nematodes in peonieskhurtekant - - aphelenchoides fragariae, foliar nematodes, Peony disease
Previously published in: Hurtekant, K. “Foliar Nematodes in Peonies.” In: The American Peony Society Bulletin, March 2014, no. 369,...
My bet on a future white cutflower.
Peony Addicts, Red Windflower (RW) is registered — APS 1986-96 Checklist, pp 22,23. Sdlg 76LSW-3. Laddie x Sparkling Windflower,...
A very distinct peony with very beautiful foliage and nodding flowers. Very floriferous and fast growing. In the Peony...
A single-flowered yellow peony bred by Harald Fawkner. Superb plant, dark green foliage, tall upright stems, very floriferous. The...
A peony with wonderful flowers, but the stems are far too weak unfortunately.
Al Rogers was named after the American nurseryman who wrote an excellent book about peonies. It is an outstanding...
Anybody can learn to hybridize peonies!
Buoy Master is a single white, bred by Harald Fawkner from Sweden, that is early. It stands up well...
A rare Coral Charm seedling.
Is it a step towards black or blue?
What's that different peony over there?
This selection from Pink Vanguard x Lavender Baby has potential as a cut flower.
One of the very best Pink Vanguard x Lavender Baby seedlings. Semi-double to double. Large flower. Sturdy upright stems,...
In our humble opinion this variety is currently the best early double white peony.
Grown together with P. daurica ssp. coriifolia, this one is clearly different,
Grown from seed I’ve bought from Will McLewin, the mother plant was a mlokosewitschii-hybrid plant he named ‘Fedora-Mloko Hybrid’....
Our favorite Paeonia species, Paeonia mascula ssp. hellenica is a short growing plant with outstanding foliage and extremely pretty...
A rather rare peony that has only recently (1995) been described.
From Mallorca (Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea) comes P. cambessedessii. Although it is sometimes offered by peony nurseries,...