The Spring 2023; No. 405 American Peony Society Bulletin is available online for reading. Enjoy and thanks to all of our members for their generous support! Become a Member to view this and other publications through the Member Portal. Click HERE to access reading (you must be a member and logged in to view). The post Spring […]
Hamilton College Archives has made available the use of a short video of A.P. Saunder working in “The Ribbon” at Hamilton College. Recorded in the early to mid 1930’s by Alexander Woollcott. The video does not have sound, but provides visual of Saunders and how he worked. Access to this video and others is available at […]
APS is moving away from physically printed book sales and has a new option for anyone who loves peony reading! Most APS publications have now been digitized and are available as pdf downloads, at the low cost of $5.00. While these are not in a reader format, pdf files are easily read on most any […]
The Winter 2022; No. 404 American Peony Society Bulletin is available online for reading. Enjoy and thanks to all of our members for their generous support! Become a Member to view this and other publications through the Member Portal. Click HERE to access reading (you must be a member and logged in to view). The post Winter […]
The Directory of New Cultivars – 2022 is now available for online viewing. This addition features over 300 of latest registrations. Become a Member to view this and other publications through the Member Portal. Click HERE to access reading (you must be a member and logged in to view). ICRA Registrar: Jordan Kabat The post Directory […]
APS is proud to offer Member donated peony seeds for 2023. Thanks to all of our donors who bring the joy and interest of growing peonies from seeds to our Members! 2022 Seed List: Visit the Seed Program navigation for details in early spring. The post 2023 APS Seed List arriving in March first appeared […]
Quote from: Gail on June 03, 2023, 08:18:36 PMI love the dark sheath on those tree peonies.The Itoh 'Watermelon Wine' here - it is a somewhat deeper colour than in my photo and very nice! (Attachment Link) I agree-- Ver...
Very pleased with this Paeony tenuifolia lithophila grown from SRGC seed sown January 2015. Not so keen on this one. Not what I expected. I fell in love with Paeonia wendelboi then called iranica when I saw it in Sweden a few years ago....
The food storage roots of well-grown healthy peonies will generally by symmetrical in outline and in cross section, smooth of surface. If there are branch storage roots, expect them to be smaller but otherwise similar. Also, by late summer, as we get into digging season, expect the current year feeder roots (those which have not […]
Gift - A.P. Saunders pauses before he begins hybridization, Clinton, NY, 1917. Sable brush in hand, amid cupped peonies drenched in sunlight, iridescent as fine china, the memory of my father blooms. The post Gift poem by Blaine Marchand appeared first on Canadian Peony Society.
There are over 5,000 varieties of the common garden or herbaceous peony. Fall is the opportune time to plant your freshly dug roots. If you purchase a potted root these can be planted anytime of the year. The post Planting / Care / Drying / Cutting / Storing appeared first on Canadian Peony Society.
Arthur Percy (A.P.) Saunders, over his long career as a peony hybridizer, had over 17,224 seedlings (hybrids, tree peonies and species peonies) in his gardens. He propagated and named only 271 of them. Interestingly, only 11 of these were officially registered. The post Creating New Peonies appeared first on Canadian Peony Society.
Hybridizing is as simple as playing bee. Yes, I said bee. Hybridizing is full of wonder, leaving us full of delighted anticipation. Choose the plants which characteristics you most admire. eg: the size of bloom from one and the height of another. The post Hybridizing Peonies by Margaret Sequeira appeared first on Canadian Peony Society.
Li, W., S. Yang, H. Cui, Y. Hua, J. Tao, C. Zhou.2017. Emerates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 29(7):518-531. This article examines the chemical composition of peony petals especially an analysis of soluble sugars, organic acids, protein, vitamin C, total phenolics, flavonoids, and minerals. They analyzed 46 cultivars. In Chinese literature, petals used in tea […]
Song, Xiuhua and Q. Wu. 2021. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 67: 127429. 8p. Plant smell is a combination of low molecular weight volatile compounds released by stems, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and/or other organs. They can have a positive or negative effect on humans. I think of roseroot, Rhodiola, whose roots have an incredible […]
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 […]
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