Paeonia newsletter

Paeonia was an international newsletter for peony hybridizers. It was published quarterly from April 1970 to spring 2002. Paeonia was started in 1970 by Silvia Saunders (daughter of Prof. A. P. Saunders) and Roy Pehrson. From approx. 1971-1994 Paeonia was edited and published by Chris Laning of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Starting in 1995, Paeonia has been edited and published by Don Smith of West Newton, Mass.

Work in progress, first two decades finished, others will follow soon

We hope to finish it soon, please have some patience 😉 As the ones already available make for long evenings reading we thought it better to publish even whilst unfinished.

1970 vol 1 nr 1

  • President’s message (Silvia Saunders) (2)
  • Introducing Roy Pehrson (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Goals and objectives (Roy Pehrson) (3-4)
  • Lobata (Roy Pehrson) (4)
  • Moonrise (Roy Pehrson) (4)
  • Mlokosewitschii (Roy Pehrson) (5)
  • Lactiflora x Smouthi (Roy Pehrson) (5)
  • Lactiflora x “Quad” (Roy Pehrson) (6)
  • Lactiflora x Laura Magnuson (Roy Pehrson) (6)
  • Diploids to tetraploids (Roy Pehrson) (7)
  • Record keeping (Don & Lois Kozac) (8)

1970 vol 1 nr 2

  • Mlokosewitschii x macrophylla (Roy Pehrson) (2)
  • Lactifloras for seed (Roy Pehrson) (2)
  • Hybrids for breeder plants (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Lactiflora x lutea (Roy Pehrson) (3-4)
  • Hybrid foliage (Roy Pehrson) (4-5)
  • Grafting (Roy Pehrson) (5-6)

1971 vol 2 nr 1

  • The “Ito” cross (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Tetraploids (Roy Pehrson) (3)
  • Seedling 1970 (Roy Pehrson) (4)
  • Professor A.P. Saunders (Roy Pehrson) (4)
  • Letters of interest (Louis Smirnow) (5)
  • The peony californica (Chris Laning) (5)
  • P. californica (Rev. J.L. Fiala) (6-7)
  • Tetraploids by mutation (D & L Kozac) (7-8)

1971 vol 2 nr 2

  • Lactiflora x tree peony crosses (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Miscellaneous (Roy Pehrson) (3-5)
  • A few planting tips (D. & L. Kozac) (5-6)

1971 vol 2 nr 3

  • Peony outline hybridizing goals (Chris Laning) (1-2)
  • P. potanini (Chris Laning) (3)
  • Potanini – stoloniferous (Chris Laning) (3)
  • P. suffruticosa Rock’s (F.C. Stern) (4)
  • P. suffruticosa Rock’s (Dr. David Reath) (4)
  • 1971 successes (Roy Pehrson) (5)
  • Editorial (Chris Laning) (6)

1971 vol 2 nr 4

  • Obituary Donald Kozac (Silvia Saunders) (1)
  • Peony breeders’ bonanza (Silvia Saunders) (2-3)
  • Evaluation peony outline hybridizing goals (Edward Auten) (3)
  • Letter from (John C. Wister) (4)
  • P. californica (Chris Laning) (5)
  • P. californica in A.P. Saunders’ notebooks (A.P. & Silvia Saunders) (5-7)
  • P. californica notes (Don Hollingsworth) (8-9)
  • P. californica: what needs to be done (Chris Laning) (9-10)
  • Report on the “Ito type” crosses of 1971 (Roy Pehrson) (10-12)
  • Thoughts raised by Roy’s report (Chris Laning) (12)
  • Of this and that (Chris Laning) (13-14)

1972 vol 3 nr 1

  • Resume Paeonia newsletter (Roy Pehrson) (2)
  • Small flowered peonies: the prospects (Roy Pehrson) (3-4)
  • The “Windflowers” (Silvia Saunders) (5-6)
  • For beginners (Chris Laning) (6-8)
  • For beginners: breeder plants (Roy Pehrson) (9-11)
  • Observations (Roy Pehrson) (11)

1972 vol 3 nr 2

  • Seed mailing suggestions (Don Hollingsworth) (1)
  • Letter about P. californica (Dara Emery) (2-3)
  • Reply to the above (Chris Laning) (3)
  • Letter from (Father Syrovy) (4)
  • Writings (Roy Pehrson) (5-7)
  • Corrections and observations (Silvia Saunders) (7-8)
  • Hybrid seeds exchange (Silvia Saunders) (8)
  • Plant exchange (Don Hollingsworth) (8)
  • Twins and triplets (Fred Cooper) (10)
  • Q&A on twins and triplets (Roy Pehrson) (11)
  • Germinating seeds in plastic bags (Roy Pehrson) (12-14)
  • Excerpts Midwest Peony Robin Feb 1972 (Don Hollingsworth) (14)

1972 vol 3 nr 3

  • Excerpts Midwest Peony Robin Feb 1972 (Don Hollingsworth) (2-3)
  • Pollen management (Don Hollingsworth) (4)
  • Letter from (Don Hollingsworth) (5-6)
  • Guidelines in one phase of hybridizing (Don Hollingsworth) (7)
  • Letters to and from (Henry Tod) (8)
  • Peonies in a Scottish garden (Henry Tod, Ph.D.) (9-10)
  • Benlate (benomyl) (Roy Pehrson) (11)
  • Roy’s Best Yellow (Roy Pehrson) (12)
  • Propagating tree peonies from seed (Chris Laning) (13)
  • Plastic covered “A” frame (Chris Laning) (14)

1972 vol 3 nr 4

  • All P. albiflora (P. lactiflora) instead of hybrids (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Letter from (Fred C. Helmling) (4)
  • 1972 hybridizing summary (Don Hollingsworth) (5-8)
  • Stout-hearted men (Roy Pehrson) (8)
  • Memos from (Roy Pehrson) (9)
  • Reply to “Plastic covered “A” frame” (Roy Pehrson) (10)
  • Plants that came to my garden in 1969 (Chris Laning) (11)
  • Saunders’ F2 (Roy Pehrson) (12)

1973 vol 4 nr 1

  • Letter about registering peonies with the APS (Roy Klehm) (1)
  • P. mlokosewitschii (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Peony hybridizing: getting started (Bill Seidl) (4-5)
  • P. lobata (P. peregrina) (Roy Pehrson) (6-8)
  • Peony “Monsieur Jules Elie” (Chris Laning) (9)
  • A bit of blackmail (Chris Laning) (9)
  • Seed list (Roy Pehrson) (10)
  • Gardening notes (Chris Laning) (10)
  • Letter from (C. Graham-Jones) (11-12)
  • Peony “Vista” (Roy Pehrson) (13)

1973 vol 4 nr 2

  • Offer from (Roy Pehrson) (1)
  • Book review “Create new flowers and plants” (Chris Laning) (1)
  • In search of the Moutan (C. Graham-Jones) (2-3)
  • Peony hybridists: actual or potential (Silvia Saunders) (4-7)
  • Reply to “A bit of blackmail” (D. Hochstein) (7)
  • Letter from (Bill Seidl) (8-9)
  • Ito-cross contradictions explained (Bill Seidl) (9-10)
  • More replies to “A bit of blackmail” (Dunlop, Janson, Briscoe, D. Jenkins) (10-12)

1973 vol 4 nr 3

  • Dacthal (DCPA) herbicide (Roy Pehrson) (1)
  • Self-incompatibility (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Probable pollen problem (Roy Pehrson) (3-4)
  • What is P. mlokosewitschii? (author unknown) (4-5)
  • P. lobata (P. peregrina) (Roy Pehrson) (5-6)
  • “Ito” hybrids: progress report (Roy Pehrson) (7-8)
  • New seedling evaluation (Roy Pehrson) (8-9)
  • Winter protection of Lutea hybrids (Roy Pehrson) (9)
  • Letter to Leo J. Armatys about tree peonies (D. Jenkins) (10)
  • The “Intensive Care Unit” (Chris Laning) (11)
  • Follow-up article on “Benlate (benomyl)” (Roy Pehrson) (12)

1973 vol 4 nr 4

  • Letter from (Lesley Anderson) (1)
  • The best peony species and their hybrids (F.C. Stern) (2-4)
  • Who can tell me (Roy Pehrson) (4)
  • Saunders memorial medals for Gratwick & Roy Pehrson (Silvia Saunders) (5-6)
  • Peony problem: frost damage (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Follow-up on “What is P. mlokosewitschii?” (Roy Pehrson) (7-9)
  • Recommended list of peonies (APS Bulletin survey) (10)

1974 vol 5 nr 1

  • On P. californica (Chris Laning) (1-2)
  • Letter from (Don Smith) (2-3)
  • Reply to that letter (Chris Laning) (3-5)
  • Letter from (Rev. Joseph A. Syrovy) (6)
  • More reflections and action on the Ito-type cross (Bill Seidl) (7-8)
  • Experiment project (Roy Pehrson) (9-10)
  • Seed offer from (Roy Pehrson) (10)
  • Fertilizer to help grow peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (11-12)
  • Letter from (Dara E. Emery) (13-14)
  • Editor’s comments (Chris Laning) (14)

1974 vol 5 nr 2

  • Garden Treasure (Don Hollingsworth) (1)
  • Mutations (Roy Pehrson) (2)
  • Identifying the Ito cross (Roy Pehrson) (3)
  • Color drop-out and plant characteristic drop-out (Chris Laning) (4)
  • Letter to Don Smith about the Ito croos (Roy Pehrson) (5)
  • Letter to Chris Laning (Roy Pehrson) (6-7)
  • Report from (Don Hollingsworth) (8-9)
  • Ito class hybrids (Don Hollingsworth) (9-10)

1974 vol 5 nr 3

  • Report on the Itos (Roy Pehrson) (1-2)
  • Has a better seed parent been found? (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • More on seed parents (Roy Pehrson) (3-4)
  • Letter from (Dr. David Reath) (4-5)
  • Embryo seed culture for peonies? (John Simkins) (6-7)
  • Bragging about special peonies (Chris Laning) (8)
  • Letter on meristem culture from (Dara E. Emery, Chris Laning, Toshio Murashige) (9)
  • Seeds that do not germinate (Don Hollingsworth) (10-13)

1974 vol 5 nr 4

  • Meristem culture (Roy Klehm & Chris Laning) (1)
  • P. emodi (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Hot weather an aid in making the Itoh cross? (Don Hollingsworth) (3-5)
  • Good seed setters (Ben Gilbertson) (6-7)
  • Saunders hybrid ‘Red Lacquer’ (Silvia Saunders) (7-8)
  • Report from (Roy Pehrson) (9-10)
  • Follow-up on ‘Fertilizer to help grow peonies’ (Don Hollingsworth) (11-12)

1975 vol 6 nr 1

  • An experiment in meristem culture with Ito hybrids (Rev. Joseph A. Syrovy) (2-4)
  • Letter about meristem culture (Dara E. Emery) (4)
  • Letter about difficulties with the Ito cross (Roy Pehrson) (5)
  • Artificial pollination of the peony (Don Hollingsworth) (6-7)
  • Letter about ‘Red Lacquer’ from (Peggy Goldsmith) (8)
  • Visit to the university of Illinois (Chris Laning) (9)
  • Boron deficiency: a possible factor in pollen failure (Don Hollingsworth) (10-11)
  • On boron deficiency (Roy Pehrson) (11)
  • Peony talk (Bill Seidl) (12-13)
  • My goal – a progress report (Chris Laning) (13)
  • The testing of pollens (A.P. Saunders) (14)

1975 vol 6 nr 2

  • P. emodi (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Letter from (Don Hollingsworth) (3)
  • Suggestion from (Robert J. Geller) (3)
  • Addendum to ‘Meristem culture experiment’ (Rev. Joseph A. Syrovy) (4-5)
  • Early flowering peony hybrids: the search for greater resistance to late freeze damage (Don Hollingsworth) (6-8)
  • Roy’s Best Yellow (Chris Laning) (8)
  • P. californica (Mark Laning) (9)
  • Preserving P. californica for exhibit (Mark Laning) (10)

1975 vol 6 nr 3

  • A correction (Roy Pehrson) (2)
  • Ito cross: the spelling issue (Itoh vs Ito) (Don Hollingsworth) (4)
  • Pollen incompatibility experiments (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • First-blooming seedlings of 1975 (Roy Pehrson) (6)
  • About ‘Moonrise’ (Roy Pehrson) (7)
  • Letter to Harry Kuesel from (Don Hollingsworth) (8)
  • Letter do Don Hollingsworth from (Harry Kuesel) (8-9)
  • Notes from (Roy Pehrson) (10)

1975 vol 6 nr 4

  • Hybridizing potential of some plants (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Promising seedlings (Don Hollingsworth) (3)
  • The best of the peonies (J. Franklin Styer) (4)
  • Letter to J. Franklin Styer from (Don Hollingsworth) (5)
  • Letter to Don Hollingsworth from (J. Franklin Styer) (5)
  • Reports from (Don Hollingsworth) (6)
  • Memo on transplanting peonies (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Letter to Don Hollingsworth on ‘Breeding program’ (Roy Pehrson) (7-8)
  • Second year results of heavy application of commercial fertilizer (Don Hollingsworth) (9)
  • Double flowered forms of Paeonia lactiflora as seed parents (Don Hollingsworth) (10-12)
  • Notes to Chris Laning from (Dr. Martin Meyer) (12)
  • Distribution of roots and seeds (Chris Laning) (12)

1976 vol 7 nr 1

  • More on P. californica (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Highlights of the ’75 season (Bill Seidl) (2-3)
  • Tissue culture (Chris Laning) (3)
  • Report from North Dakota (Ben Gilbertson) (4-5)
  • Outline of sources of doubling in peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (6-10)

1976 vol 7 nr 2

  • Note on P. californica (Chris Laning) (1)
  • The control of variation in garden plants (RHS – Watkin Williams) (2-6)
  • Grafting (Don Hollingsworth) (7-8)
  • Letter from (Rev. Joe Syrovy) (8-9)
  • Notes on tissue culture (Greta Kessenich) (9)

1976 vol 7 nr 3

  • Report on the show (Silvia Saunders) (2-3)
  • 1976 APS convention (Don Hollingsworth) (3)
  • Speed of pollen tube growth (Don Hollingsworth) (4)
  • Letter from (Prof. Martin Meyer) (5-6)
  • Memo from (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Saunders Little Reds Hybrids (Don Hollingsworth) (7-8)
  • Add color to suit your taste (Chris Laning) (9)

1976 vol 7 nr 4

  • The control of variation in garden plants (RHS – Watkin Williams) (2-4)
  • ‘The Peonies’ – Saunders fertile hybrids (David Reath) (4)
  • Seed distribution (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Letter from (L.J. Dewey) (6)
  • Try for yellow (Chris Laning) (7-8)
  • Letter from (C. Graham Jones) (8)
  • Paeonia sterniana – A new species of paeonia (RHS – H.R. Fletcher) (9-10)
  • Notes from (Louis Smirnow) (10)

1977 vol 8 nr 1

  • Planning peony crosses to make in 1977 (Don Hollingsworth) (1)
  • Letter from (Keith Goldsmith) (2-3)
  • Save the clones – Saunders hybrids (Chris Laning / Keith Goldsmith) (3-5)
  • Observations that seem to run counter to general assumptions (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Hybridizing of Lutea hybrids (David Reath) (7-8)
  • Report from North Dakota (Ben Gilbertson) (8-9)
  • Planning peony crosses to make in 1977, part two (Don Hollingsworth) (9-10)

1977 vol 8 nr 2

  • Letter from (Allan Rogers) (1)
  • Planning peony crosses to make in 1977, part three (Don Hollingsworth) (2)
  • Letter from (Rev. Joseph Syrovy) (3)
  • Status of Hollingsworth garden this spring (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Letter from (Allan Rogers) (5)
  • Breeding a strain of P. mlokosewitschii for garden use (Don Hollingsworth) (6-8)
  • Reply to Mr. Roger’s letter (Chris Laning) (9)
  • Cream (Chris Laning) (9)
  • Chris’ garden performance (Chris Laning) (10)

1977 vol 8 nr 3

  • Letter regarding A.P. Saunders big notebooks (Silvia Saunders) (1)
  • Herbaceous peonies with breeding promise (Don Hollingsworth) (2-4)
  • Fertility of Lutea hybrids (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Indicators of hybridity prior to seed germination (Don Hollingsworth) (5-6)
  • A suitable site for tree peonies to do well in Missouri (Don Hollingsworth) (6)
  • Discovery of chemical (triacontonal) that stimulates plant growth (7-8)
  • Letter from (Roy Pehrson) (8)
  • Seed distribution list (9)

1977 vol 8 nr 4

  • Ito crosses: five successes (Bill Seidl) (1)
  • Report from North Dakota (Ben Gilbertson) (2-3)
  • Letter from (Harley Briscoe) (3)
  • A.P. Saunders big notebooks info on P. wittmanniana cross (A.P. Saunders / Chris Laning) (4-8)
  • Techniques for improving the fertility of double flowered peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (8-10)

1978 vol 9 nr 1

  • Letter from (Toichi Domoto) (1)
  • Probing the private life of fruit trees (American Horticultural Society) (2)
  • Alcohol stimulates crop output (American Horticultural Society) (3)
  • Marigolds vs insects and weeds (P.R. Robinson) (4)
  • Letter from (Rev. Joseph Syrovy) (5)
  • Letter from (L.J. Dewey) (6)
  • Request for information (Harley Briscoe) (7)
  • Lactiflora x coriacea (A.P. Saunders) (8)
  • Purple and lavender (Chris Laning) (9)
  • Using dormant buds from herbaceous stems to graft Itoh hybrid peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (9)
  • Pollen offer (Don Hollingsworth) (10)

1978 vol 9 nr 2

  • Home nursery (Chris Laning) (1)
  • The herbaceous hybrids of A.P. Saunders (Silvia Saunders) (2-5)
  • Pollen evaluation methods used by A.P. Saunders (Don Hollingsworth) (6-7)
  • Letter to Don Hollingsworth (Rev. Joseph Syrovy) (7-8)
  • How to root tree cuttings (Robert C. Hare) (9-10)

1978 vol 9 nr 3

  • Seeds for distribution (Chris Laning) (1)
  • A iris book with something for peony breeders (Don Hollingsworth) (2)
  • Higher than expected pollen germination rate in two F1 hybrid peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (3-4)
  • More results of crossing Chinese peonies with ‘Little Reds’ hybrids (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Mary Jo Legare (Roy Pehrson) (6-8)
  • More ideas (Roy Pehrson) (9)
  • Letter from (W.G. Sindt) (10)
  • Letter from (P.F. Roi du Plessis) (10)
  • Information on clones from Goldsmith nursery (Chris Laning) (10)

1978 vol 9 nr 4

  • Preliminary colchicine treatment tests on tree peony seedlings (L.J. Dewey) (2-3)
  • Report from North Dakota (Ben Gilbertson) (4-5)
  • Lactiflora x Ozieri alba (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Quad (Chris Laning) (7)
  • Cultivate (Chris Laning) (8)
  • 1978 notes from observations in the peony garden (Chris Laning) (8-9)
  • Letter about Archangel (L.F. Hardison) (10)

1979 vol 10 nr 1

  • Seed distribution (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Some advanced hybrid effects on seed production and seed germination progress in Paeonia (Don Hollingsworth) (2-6)
  • Letter from (Roger Anderson) (6)
  • Synthetic tetraploids (Roy Pehrson) (7)
  • News from Oregon (Allan Rogers) (8-9)
  • Seed characteristics and plant coloration potentials (Don Hollingsworth) (9-10)
  • Suffruticosa (Chris Laning) (10)

1979 vol 10 nr 2

  • Editor’s remarks (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Save the clones (Allan Rogers) (2-3)
  • Letter from (L.J. Dewey) (4)
  • ‘Create new flowers and plants’, reprint with added comments (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Double flowered early hybrid peonies, a breeding achievement (Don Hollingsworth) (6-7)
  • Comments on some results in popular lines of breeding (Don Hollingsworth) (7-8)
  • Reath’s special list of peonies for hybridizing (Dr. David Reath) (9-10)

1979 vol 10 nr 3

  • Peony goals (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Letter from (Harry M. Bloom) (2)
  • The best of seventy-five years (Greta Kessenich) (2)
  • Breeding results: F1 hybrid ‘Laddie’ (Don Hollingsworth) (3)
  • Planting tree peonies deeply may be disastrous to their health (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Letter from (Harry B. Kuesel) (5)
  • Easy does it (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Seeds for distribution (Chris Laning) (6-7)
  • New Roy Pehrson seedling evaluation (Chris Laning) (8)

1979 vol 10 nr 4

  • Peony seed germination (Dr. David Reath) (1)
  • Colchicine (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Corrections (Don Hollingsworth) (3)
  • Quest for orange peony flowers (Don Hollingsworth) (3-5)
  • Report from North Dakota (Ben E. Gilbertson) (6)
  • Make your own species (Chris Laning) (7-8)

1980 vol 11 nr 1

  • More on colchicine (Don Hollingsworth) (1, 9-10)
  • Correspondence between Elisabeth Georgiadou and (Chris Laning) (2-3)
  • Making crosses for double flowers having new colors (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Letter on colchicine from (L.J. Dewey) (6-7)
  • Polygene concept (Chris Laning) (8)
  • ‘First Aid’ for plants (Chris Laning) (10)

1980 vol 11 nr 2

  • Comment on inbreeding article (Don Hollingsworth) (1)
  • An unusual seedling and a mutation (Bill Seidl) (2-3)
  • Letter from (Rev. Joseph A. Syrovy) (3-4)
  • Seed production and distribution (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Check list (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Further correspondence between Elisabeth Georgiadou and (Chris Laning) (7-8)

1980 vol 11 nr 3

  • Breeding trials: herbaceous yellow peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (1, 7-8)
  • A big colorful peony comes from a small black peony seed (Greta Kessenich) (2)
  • A letter from a friend in Australia (Gordon Bootes) (3-4)
  • Lucky dip (Chris Laning) (5-6)
  • Seed distribution (Chris Laning) (8)

1980 vol 11 nr 4

  • Peony seed planting instructions (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Correspondence on Harold Wolfe, Lyman Cousins, Samuel Wissing (Don Hollingsworth & Chris Laning) (2-3)
  • Flawed plants from the Itoh cross (Don Hollingsworth) (3-4)
  • Report from North Dakota (Ben E. Gilbertson) (5)
  • Root anatomy and cambium in peony grafting success (6-8)
  • Letter from (Allan Rogers) (8)
  • Letter from (Toichi Domoto) (9)
  • Seedlings evaluation (Chris Laning) (10)

1981 vol 12 nr 1

  • Letter from (Mrs. C. Graham-Jones) (1)
  • Letter on ‘Mary Jo Legare’, ‘Mikado’ & ‘Little Reds’ from (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Note from (Harry Kuesel) (4)
  • Letter on Lyman Cousins & Samuel Wissing from (Roy Klehm) (5)
  • News from (Bill Seidl) (6)
  • Pehrson peonies in my garden (Bill Seidl) (7-9)
  • Letter from (L.J. Dewey) (9-10)

1981 vol 12 nr 2

  • Letter from (Allan Rogers) (1)
  • Incomplete flowers (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Coral Charm (Chris Laning) (3)
  • Roy Pehrson plants and their blooms (Chris Laning) (4)
  • Correspondence on ‘Coral Charm’ & ‘Sable’ (Chris Laning & Don Hollingsworth) (5-6)
  • Letter from (Peter Rafferty) (6)
  • Diploid crosses (Chris Laning) (7-8)
  • Letter from (Betty Block) (8)
  • ‘Cytherea’ as a breeder peony (Don Hollingsworth) (9-10)

1981 vol 12 nr 3

  • Suffruticosa germination (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Variegated leaves of peony – beauty or beast (Don Hollingsworth) (2-3)
  • Note on ‘Coral Charm’ (Roy Klehm) (3)
  • ‘Silver Dawn’ is ‘Silver Dawn’ is ‘Silver Dawn’ (Chris Laning & Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Letter from (Dr. David Reath) (5)
  • List of hybridizers (Chris Laning) (6-7)
  • Request for species peonies (Silvia Saunders) (7)
  • Report from (Rev. Joseph A. Syrovy) (8-9)
  • P. obovata (Chris Laning) (10)

1981 vol 12 nr 4

  • Letter from (Huw Evans) (1)
  • Above-ground ‘eyes’ of herbaceous peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (2)
  • Study new peony varieties for mass distribution, lower prices (Jack Shannon & Dr. J.R. Kamp) (2-3)
  • Probing the private life of fruit trees (American Horticultural Society) (3-4)
  • Side-branches (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Tree peony cuttings for propagation (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Peony germination requirements (Don Hollingsworth) (6-7)
  • Rodent proofing (Greta Kessenich) (7)
  • Letter from (Peter Rafferty) (8)
  • Letter from (Marian DeReamer) (9)
  • Letter from (Bill Kemp) (10)
  • Letter from (Karen Bovio) (10)

1982 vol 13 nr 1

  • Final offer of seeds (Hollingsworth, Domoto & Laning) (1)
  • Reprint: Synthetic tetraploids (Roy Pehrson) (2)
  • Hybrid peonies and chromosome behavior (Don Hollingsworth) (3-5)
  • Amphidiploids (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Letter from (Dick Edblom) (6)
  • Letter from (F.P. Healey) (7)
  • Maternal inheritance in plants (Don Hollingsworth) (8-9)
  • Judging tetraploidy without counting chromosomes (Don Hollingsworth) (10)

1982 vol 13 nr 2

  • A suffruticosa challenge (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Letter from (Philip Seitner) (2-4)
  • Letter from (Joseph Majtyka) (5)
  • Letter from (Mari-Ann Berg) (6-7)
  • Amphidiploids (Don Hollingsworth) (7-8)
  • Seeds of wittmanniana (Don Hollingsworth) (9)
  • Roy Pehrson’s remaining plants (Don Hollingsworth) (10)

1982 vol 13 nr 3

  • Transplanting seedlings (Greta Kessenich) (1 & 10)
  • Producing Itoh hybrid peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (2-4)
  • Maybe an Itoh hybrid back cross (Don Hollingsworth) (4-6)
  • Trip to Minnesota (Chris Laning) (6-7)
  • Botrytis and phytophthora blight (Greta Kessenich) (7-8)
  • Seed distribution (Chris Laning) (8)
  • Some hazards in late planting of peony seeds (Don Hollingsworth) (9-10)

1982 vol 13 nr 4

  • Letter from (Roger Anderson) (1)
  • Information on circumventing Itoh compatibility (Don Hollingsworth) (2-4)
  • Letters from (E. Halas) (5-6)
  • Tetraploid classification of mlokosewitschii (Betty M. Halas) (7-10)
  • News from Australia (Peter E. Hughes) (11)
  • How to raise peonies from seed (Chris Laning) (12)

1983 vol 14 nr 1

  • Letter from (Rev. Joseph Syrovy) (1)
  • Letter to Betty Halas on mlokosewitschii – diploid or tetraploid (Don Hollingsworth) (2-3)
  • Use of oil heat in greenhouses (Helena Howard) (3)
  • Reply to Don Hollingsworth’s letter (Betty Halas) (4-5)
  • Paeonia californica (Betty Halas) (6-8)
  • Letter from (Patricia Plunkett) (9-10)

1983 vol 14 nr 2

  • Letter from (Ben Gilbertson) (1)
  • Letter from (L.J. Dewey) (2)
  • Manipulation of endosperm balance number overcome crossing barriers between diploid solanum species (Johnston, S.A. & R.E. Hanneman) (3-4)
  • Letter from (Rev. Josephy Syrovy) (5)
  • Letter about peonies in Australia (Dr. P.E. Hughes) (6-10)
  • Seedling distribution (T. Person, Chris Laning) (10)
  • Paeonia californica (Don Hollingsworth) (11)

1983 vol 14 nr 3

  • Editorial (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Seed and plant distribution (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Letter (Don Hollingsworth) (2-5)
  • Letter about 1983 peony show in Milwaukee (L.J. Dewey) (6-7)
  • Letter from (Patricia Plunkett) (8)
  • Reply to Ben Gilbertson (Betty Halas) (9)
  • Comments on Don Hollingsworth’s P. californica notes (Betty Halas) (10)
  • A day with Don Hollingsworth (Harry Kuesel) (10-11)
  • Letter from (Don Hollingsworth) (12)

1983 vol 14 nr 4

  • Seeds for distribution (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Report on 1984 season in Sherwood, Oregon (Al Rogers) (2)
  • Letter from (Don Hollingsworth) (3)
  • Letter from (John Simkins) (4-5)
  • More information (Don Hollingsworth) (5-8)
  • Report from North Dakota (Ben Gilbertson) (8-9)
  • Potentials for fertility (Chris Laning) (9)
  • A new approach (Chris Laning) (10)

1984 vol 15 nr 1

  • Hybridizing schedule (Chris Laning) (1, 10)
  • P. suffruticosa var Rock’s (David Reath) (2-3)
  • Letter from (Gordon Bootes) (3-4)
  • Wittmanniana crosses made by Prof. Saunders (Chris Laning) (4)
  • Comments from (Don Hollingsworth) (5-7)
  • The Itoh cross (Chris Laning) (8)
  • Letter about patterned flowers (Don Hollingsworth) (9)

1984 vol 15 nr 2

  • Obovata willmottiae (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Try something new for Itohs (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Some ideas on tetraploid peonies (Dr. Peter Hughes) (3-5)
  • Letter from (Roger Anderson) (5)
  • Some experiences growing and hybridizing tree peonies (Bill Seidl) (6-8)
  • Wind damage (Don Hollingsworth) (9)
  • Systematic codification for convenience of the hybridizers? (Don Hollingsworth) (10-11)
  • Compared: Silver Dawn F3 clones (Don Hollingsworth) (11-12)

1984 vol 15 nr 3

  • Letter from (Hermann Krupke) (1)
  • A visionary’s dream (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Lobata (Chris Laning) (2-3)
  • A good idea proves to be a bad idea (Chris Laning) (3)
  • Peonies of Greece: myths, science, and art (Chris Laning) (3-5)
  • Seed distribution program (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Peonies 1984 (Don Hollingsworth) (7-8)
  • Letter from (K. Sahin) (9-10)

1984 vol 15 nr 4

  • Twins and triplets (Fred Cooper) (2)
  • Multiple embryo seeds (Chris Laning) (2-3)
  • Miniature dwarf peonies (Chris Laning) (3, 9)
  • Tree peonies (Chris Laning) (4)
  • Roy Pehrson’s records (Chris Laning) (4-6)
  • Winter kill (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Letter from (Delano Deen) (7)
  • Letter from (David Sutton) (8)
  • Observations on twinning in peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (9-10)

1985 vol 16 nr 1

  • Schultz’s instant fertilizer (Chris Laning) (1)
  • John Simkins’ peony seeds (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Growing P. californica in Richmond, VA (L.J. Dewey) (2-3)
  • P. californica (Chris Laning) (4-5)
  • Large pots for husky seedlings (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Seed production (Don Hollingsworth) (6-7)
  • Facts on pollination (Chris Laning) (7)
  • Some species (A.P. Saunders) (8-10)
  • P. veitchii: woodwardii, beresowskyi & anomala (Otto Stapf) (10)

1985 vol 16 nr 2

  • Editorial (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Mudan: the kind of flowers (Stephen Haw) (2-3)
  • Letter from (Don Hollingsworth) (4-6)
  • Letter from (Roger Anderson) (6-7)
  • Letter from (Steve Varner) (7-9)
  • Letter from (L.J. Dewey) (9-10)

1985 vol 16 nr 3

  • Magnolia (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Lacti x emodi (Chris Laning) (2-3)
  • Seed distribution (Chris Laning) (3-4)
  • Methods of propagation of tree peonies (A.P. Saunders) (4)
  • Germination of tree peony seeds (APS) (5-6)
  • Germination of tree peony seeds (National Horticultural Magazine) (6)
  • Germination of tree peony seeds (Harold Wolfe) (7)
  • Growing tree peonies from seed (Harvey F. Stoke) (7-8)
  • Propagate tree peonies from seed (Chris Laning) (8)

1985 vol 16 nr 4

  • Letter from (Dorothy Hamilton) (2-3)
  • Letter from (Joachim Langfeld) (3)
  • The probable origin of Oriental Gold as a source of yellow flowers (Nancy Ann Halas) (4)
  • Letter from (William Adee) (5)
  • Letter from (Irene Tolomeo) (6)
  • Excerpts from notebook III (A.P. Saunders) (7-10)
  • Information on seeds (Chris Laning) (10)

1986 vol 17 nr 1

  • Seed distribution, additional selections (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Conversations with Peter Hughes (Bill Seidl) (2-8)
  • Letter from (Roger Nelson) (9)
  • Letter from (Roger Anderson) (10-11)
  • Peony breeders ‘Robin’ (Don Hollingsworth) (12-13)
  • Californica seedling peony pot culture (Nancy Ann Halas) (14)

1986 vol 17 nr 2

  • Thoughts on breeding for patterned flowers (Don Hollingsworth) (1-2)
  • 1986 garden report (Bill Seidl) (3-4, 8)
  • Peony breeders robin (L.J. Dewey) (5-8)
  • Peony breeders robin (Chris Laning) (9)

1986 vol 17 nr 3

  • Letter from (Toby Fourie) (1)
  • Information from (Bill Seidl) (2)
  • Letter from (S. Itoh) (2)
  • Analysis of the Saunders tree hybrids used as seed parents in the Daphnis hybrids (Bill Seidl) (3-5)
  • Letter from (Rev. Joseph Syrovy) (6)
  • Letter from (Dorothy Hamilton) (7-8)
  • Letter from (Hermann Krupke) (8)
  • Letter from (Art MacDonald) (9)
  • Letter from (John Cote) (10)

1986 vol 17 nr 4

  • Some thoughts on peony taxonomy classifications (Nancy Halas) (2)
  • Round robin (David Reath) (3)
  • Letter to species growers (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Pigment in tree peony flowers (Bill Seidl) (6)
  • Too many seeds (Bill Seidl) (6)
  • Grex names (Bill Seidl) (7)
  • Rapid propagation (Bill Seidl) (7)
  • Letter from (Joseph Majtyka) (8)
  • Lutea hybrids for yellow (Chris Laning) (9)
  • Herbaceous hybrids for yellow (Chris Laning) (9)
  • Itoh cross (Chris Laning) (10)

1987 vol 18 nr 1

  • Of pigments and genes (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Peony breeders robin (Don Hollingsworth) (2-3)
  • Peony breeders robin (L.J. Dewey) (4-6)
  • Taxonomy of the mlokosewitschii, macrophylla, wittmanniana and daurica family series (Nancy Halas) (7)
  • Fruiting habits of P. brownii in the wild (Nancy Halas) (8)
  • Suckering in tree peony grafting (Nancy Halas) (8)
  • Seedling propagation (Don Hollingsworth) (9)
  • Tips from an old gardener (Chris Laning) (10)

1987 vol 18 nr 2

  • Why collect species? (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Prof. Saunders notebook I – Lactiflora crosses (Chris Laning) (2-3)
  • Windflowers information (Chris Laning) (4-6)
  • Classification of P. californica & P. brownii as woodland peonies (Nancy Halas) (7)
  • Some comments on article in 1971 Paeonia (Nancy Halas) (8)
  • Letter from (Irene Tolomeo) (9)
  • Letter from (Howard Burnette) (10)

1987 vol 18 nr 3

  • Letter from (Larry Harder) (1)
  • Hybridizing (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Letter from (Darlene Tyler) (3)
  • The use of indirect ploidy indicators as an aid in the preliminary identification of colchicine induced P. suffruticosa tetraploids (L.J. Dewey) (4-8)
  • Corrections regarding ‘Smouthii’ – Laciniata (Nancy Halas) (8-9)

1987 vol 18 nr 4

  • Letter from (Roger Anderson) (2)
  • Memo  – and apology (Don Hollingsworth) (3)
  • Mayday – propagation, distribution, exhibition of new peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (4-7)
  • P. steveniana (Nancy Halas) (7)
  • First-bloom seedlings (Bill Seidl) (8)
  • The Anderson garden (Bill Seidl) (8)
  • Terms (Bill Seidl) (9)
  • Anna Marie (Bill Seidl) (9)
  • Requests from Sweden for P. brownii & californica seeds (Ulf Eliasson) (10)
  • Letter from (Howard Burnette) (10)

1988 vol 19 nr 1

  • Cuttings (J.C. Wister) (1, 10)
  • Letter from (Marion McFarlane) (2-3)
  • Note from (Howard Burdette) (3)
  • Suggestions on grafting (Don Hollingsworth) (4-5)
  • Letter about red seeds (T.L. Singh) (5)
  • Reply to Mr. Singh (Don Hollingsworth) (6)
  • Propagation of the tree peony seedlings (Chris Laning) (7)
  • Tree peony propagation by rooted cuttings (C. Graham Jones) (7-8)
  • Something new – Pink tenuifolia (Nancy Halas) (9)

1988 vol 19 nr 2

  • To keep records or to not keep records (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Letter from (Don Jenkins) (2)
  • Seed distribution information (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Difficulties versus opportunities (Chris Laning) (3)
  • Letter from (Marion McFarlane) (4)
  • Letter from (Jackie Janson) (5)
  • Letter from (Rev. Joseph Syrovy) (6)
  • Some comments on growing tree peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (7-10)

1988 vol 19 nr 3

  • Article on seed distribution (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Letter from (K. Sahin) (2-4)
  • Letter from (Ed Halas) (4)
  • Report from (Roger Anderson) (5)
  • To keep records (Chris Laning) (6)
  • To keep records (Bill Seidl) (6-8)

1988 vol 19 nr 4

  • Magazines (Chris Laning) (2)
  • Hybridizing with yellow flowered marsh marigold (Nancy Halas) (3)
  • Obituary L.J. Dewey (Chris Laning) (3)
  • P. mlokosewitschii and daurica (Nancy Halas) (5)
  • Letter from (Delano Dean) (5)
  • Letter from (Beverly Phillips) (5)
  • Letter from (Marion McFarlane) (6)
  • Letter from (Frank Cochrane) (6)
  • Letter from (Judy Roberts) (7)
  • Letter from (Irene Tolomeo) (8)
  • Letter from (Al Rogers) (9)
  • Letter from (Don Hollingsworth & Roger Anderson) (10-13)

1989 vol 20 nr 1

  • Letter from (Irene Tolomeo) (1)
  • Letter to (R.L. Miller) (1)
  • Peonies – Past, present and future (Chris Laning) (2-8)
  • Letter from (Don Hollingsworth) (9-10)

1989 vol 20 nr 2

  • Mutations (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Letter from (Al Rogers) (2)
  • Persons interested in peonies, living in Australia and New Zealand (Chris Laning) (3-4)
  • Letter from (Art MacDonald) (5-6)
  • Seed distribution (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Letter from (Al Rogers) (7)
  • ‘Rock’s variety’ vs ‘Joseph Rock’ (Bill Seidl) (8)
  • The APS 1976-86 checklist: summary & analysis (Bill Seidl) (9-10)
  • Seedling offer (Chris Laning) (10)

1989 vol 20 nr 3

  • Seed distribution program (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Letter from (Irene Tolomeo) (2)
  • Letter from (Julia Allan) (2)
  • Letter from (Elaine Peck) (2)
  • Letter from (Lawrence Ellery) (2)
  • Peony breeding (Edward Auten) (3-4)
  • Hybridizing – Its appeal and importance (L.W. Cousins) (5-7)
  • A defense of the ‘new’ words and a glossary thereof (Bill Seidl) (8-10)
  • Comments on 1989 APS convention (Chris Laning) (10)

1989 vol 20 nr 4

  • Roy Pehrson’s report on his ‘Ito type’ crosses of 1971 (Roy Pehrson) (2-3)
  • Halcyon (Chris Laning) (4)
  • Delayed germination (Chris Laning) (4)
  • Benlate (Roy Pehrson) (5-6)
  • Seed for distribution (Chris Laning) (6)
  • Results from fertilizer to help grow peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (7-8)

1990 vol 21 nr 1

  • APS seed distribution (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Pedigree seed for sale (Bill Seidl) (1)
  • Letter to editor (Bill Seidl) (2-3)
  • Genus paeonia: herbaceous section (Bill Seidl) (4)
  • The illustration: the roots of paeonia (Bill Seidl) (5-6)
  • Windflowers and dissectifolia hybrids (Bill Seidl) (7-8)
  • A test of anyone unfamiliar with the genus Paeonia and thinking about joining the APS (Bill Seidl) (9)
  • Editorial (Chris Laning) (10)

1990 vol 21 nr 2

  • My garden in May (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Seed offer (Chris Laning) (1)
  • Fertilizer to help grow peonies (Don Hollingsworth) (2-3)
  • Little ones (Chris Laning) (4)
  • A challenge for hybridizers, the delavayi group (Chris Laning) (5)
  • Small flowered peonies – the prospects (Roy Pehrson) (6-7)
  • Possible relationship of P. cambessedesii and P. broteri (Nancy Halas) (8)
  • Note, and diagram of peony species (Bill Seidl) (9-10)

1990 vol 21 nr 3

  • Letter from (Mrs. O. Slater) (1)
  • All albiflora – out (Roy Pehrson) (2)
  • Insulating material (Roy Pehrson) (4)
  • Mutations in my garden (Bill Seidl) (6)
  • Plant exchange and seed exchange (Silvia Saunders & Don Hollingsworth) (7)
  • Mlokosewitschii (Roy Pehrson) (8)
  • My 1990 peony adventure (Chris Laning) (10)
  • Peony seed distribution (Chris Laning) (10)

1990 vol 21 nr 4

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