• Welcome Carsten,

    See the private message I’ve sent you.

    All the best,

    Koen

  • Hello Yuri,

    carl g. KlehmWelcome to the site, I hadn’t expected posts in Russian, but the translation option seems to work well and I’m able to understand what you’ve written. I’m very glad you’ve said something about your favorite whites. The only one that I grow of those you mention is Carl G. Klehm (pictured left). That one is currently a favorite for many…[Read more]

  • 'Bartzella' x 'Lemon Chiffon' (180525)Apparently there’s some interest into the current state of peony back crossing. @benedictedefoucaud asked about this (in french) “Bonjour, je cherche des informations sur les back crossing de pivoines pratiqués en ce moment. merci.”

    I guess she’s not referring to simply backcrossing a (lactiflora) cultivar to one of its parents which is nothing…[Read more]

  • khurtekant posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Bonjour, j’ai envoyé une invitation pour joindre la groupe Hybridizers’ corner où il y a quelques personnes qui en savent beaucoup. Quand j’aurais plus de temps j’écrirais une article pour le site concernant d’autres websites avec plus d’informations sur les pivoines. Mais cela peut prendre un peu de temps.

  • I was reading an article about peony diseases today and it happened to mention (partial) resistance to botrytis (grey mould). This is an interesting topic as I would very much like to incorporate some resistance into some of my seedlings. After all, there’s no cheaper (and more environmentally friendly) way to control that disease than by growing…[Read more]

  • khurtekant posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    That’s also a possibility of course 🙂 The Pink Vanguard I had growing was already dug and divided when I took the picture, so I cannot compare. I do remember Pink Vanguard having good foliage, but I am not sure it remained nicely green so late in the season. I’ll have to take another look at it next year.

  • The peony images in the word document are not particularly appealing to my eyes. If they would be growing in my seedling field, I’m pretty sure they would be discarded. I’m not opposed against single flowered peonies, although the market for them is far smaller, but I do prefer well formed petals. The red one is more or less interesting for…[Read more]

  • The peony season in the Southern hemisphere is now in full swing. Both in South America, Australia and in New Zealand. Some of those are exported to the USA, Europe and Japan of course.

    Here are a few images from a peony seedling field currently in full bloom from Paul and Esther Simmons, who grow and hybridize paeonies (yes, written that way in…[Read more]

  • khurtekant added 3 new photos 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    November 6 today, some peonies haven’t been mowed down for Winter. This seedling, garden name Kato001, seems able to compete with the itohs for remaining green foliage. Parentage is Pink Vanguard x Lavender Baby. Might it be a Paeonia coriacea characteristic?

    • In my opinion it’s not Coriacea Charasteric but it comes from Pink Vanguard which has extremely durable foliage in my garden as well.

      • That’s also a possibility of course 🙂 The Pink Vanguard I had growing was already dug and divided when I took the picture, so I cannot compare. I do remember Pink Vanguard having good foliage, but I am not sure it remained nicely green so late in the season. I’ll have to take another look at it next year.

  • Pioenentelers Joshua en Jeremy Scholten in Lutjebroek (NH) hebben samen het bedrijf X, ook wel bekend als de Peony Shop Holland. De X staat voor het Romeinse cijfer tien, een naam die voortkomt uit de passie van Jeremy voor de Romeinse tijd. De blik is echter meer op Rusland gericht dan op Italië. “Rusland is een belangrijke markt voor ons, ee…[Read more]

  • khurtekant added 1 new photo 3 months ago

    In the latest issue of ‘Greenity’, a feature story about peony micropropagation. IribovSBW, a Dutch company, has succeeded in mass propagating them without the usual losses or risks that tended to go with the process up until now. In due time the article will appear online on their website, http://www.greenity.nl/magazine/archief , but unfortunately for…[Read more]

  • Koen replied to the topic Paeonia coriacea? in the forum Species 3 months, 1 week ago

    Some images I’ve just received from Dick Houtenbos (thank you!), who grows peonies in Morocco where this species grows in open places in the forest. As far as I know, Paeonia coriacea is the only species growing wild in Morocco, thus there can be little doubt that this would be the species (and it fits with other images I’ve seen of this species).…[Read more]

  • Koen started the topic Paeonia coriacea? in the forum Species 3 months, 1 week ago

    I’ve bought this one as Paeonia coriacea, but I’m not sure it is, as I have some others that should be this species and the foliage is different again. The foliage is somewhat tomentose on the underside and the 2 carpels are also tomentose, thus it’s not the most common form of P. coriacea at the very least. From the species key by Hong De-Yuan I…[Read more]

  • khurtekant added 4 new photos 4 months ago

    P. mascula hellenica in the greenhouse, this morning and now, a few hours later. It has a slight fragrance, though hard to describe what’s it like.

  • khurtekant posted an update 4 months ago

    I haven’t read it as yet, but this might be an interesting article about a new paeonia species? Paeonia archibaldii…
    http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jun291530286276IRG102June2018.pdf

  • khurtekant added 8 new photos 4 months ago

    As I grow my seedlings in two cycles a year, there are niw again peonies growing in my greenhouse, no matter the fact that it is Autumn. Image 1: overview with zantedeschias on the left of them, 2: daurica ssp wendelboi, 3: daurica ssp macrophylla, 4: mascula ssp hellenica, 5: close-up of the bud of hellenica, 6: kesrouanensis, 7: coriacea, 8:…[Read more]

  • Koen replied to the topic “Serendipity” in the forum Magazine articles 4 months ago

    Yes, it does look encouraging, next year I’ll be able to judge it better, some of the larger divisions should have grown into good looking plants by then. It was a ‘lucky shot’ and it won’t count as an early white though, as it’s purely lactiflora. It might be a rather early flowering lactiflora, but it doesn’t flower with the early hybrids. A…[Read more]

  • khurtekant added 1 new photo 4 months, 1 week ago

    Just received in the mail today, the latest American Peony Society (APS) Bulletin (people from the USA will have received it some time ago). In it: a long article written by Nate Bremer, owner of Solaris Farms, about the shrubby Paeonia x suffruticosa group. There’s also a huge load of new peony registrations (44!) with long detailed descriptions…[Read more]

  • khurtekant added 2 new photos 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Last of the rebloomers, we’ll be digging the first peonies to replant today.

  • Hello Bob,

    Yes, that would be correct. The forum section ‘magazine’ is ‘locked’ for new topics. This is because it is essentially simply an overview of comments on the longer ‘articles’ that appear on the frontpage or in the magazine menu section. I thought it would be nice to have all comments together so it would be easier to get an overview…[Read more]

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