It’s a small world… The seeds of it I’ve just received are from Vlastimil Pilous. They are ‘wild collected’ and if you don’t know the difference between hellenica and parnassica, the mistake is easily made, more so if he doesn’t collect them himself. We’ll see. I got some P. clusii plants from him and, although still very small, they seem to be true-to-name.
My mislabeled plant of parnassica is from Jan Moors, so that’s not much help either. Most of his plants are also correctly labeled, this being an exception. I assume he also gets many of his seeds from Vlastimil Pilous, so parnassica clearly is a difficult one to obtain.
Thanks for the info!
Growing peonies for cutflowers in Belgium. Also hybridizing them.