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...
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
For those interested in Saunders peonies, a new facebook group has just been created. Apparently there’s quite some interest in it as in only a few hours it has accumulated nearly 400 members and many pictures of both common and rare Saunders varieties. Nova, Ballerina, Elizabeth Cahn, Postilion, Lotus Bloom, Cytherea, Little Dorrit, … they’re…Read More
The species section of the site has been updated to show the latest insights from Hong about peony classification. There is also a new key to the species. Paeonia veitchii detailed info needs to be added and Paeonia rotundiloba updated later on. The Smith classification and our own list with species not mentioned/accepted by Hong will also be…Read More
Most of the peony species bloom before the regular cultivars of lactiflora and its' hybrids. By planting some of these it is possible to enjoy a much longer peony season and there are many attractive species amongst them with...
Some documentaries about tree peonies have recently appeared on youtube by CGTN Documentary. English spoken and made in China, a welcome addition for those wanting to know more about them.
Launched on Jan. 1, 2011, CGTN Documentary is the only...
Growing Species Peonies
From: Burrell, G. "Growing species peonies." In: American Peony Society Bulletin, 2001, nr 317, pp. 19-22.
From Seed to Seedling
There are a great many ways to germinate peony seeds. Read the APS Bulletin over a few years or...
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 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 […]
Southern Peony Mother's Day Bouquet Mother's Day! What better day to celebrate our Moms (and those of us that are Moms) than with a vase full of beautiful peonies? I can't imagine a better gift!! This year I have actually been cutting more peonies than I usually do. Most of the time, I want to […]
From my order of 2022 Spring Hill Nursery Sells 2 New Intersectionals - Peony 'Belle Toulousaine' & Peony 'Symphone Pourpre', one of the peonies arrived a couple of weeks ago, Peony 'Belle Toulousaine'. The other one did not come, as I got an out of stock notice for it, which was a bit disappointing, but […]
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