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Dec 13, 2019 11:11 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Here are a few peonies that I have in this Color category.

May Lilac
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Shimano Fuji ?
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Purple pink NOID tree peony
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Kamata Fuji
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Visions of Sugar Plums sometimes have lavender edging
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Dec 14, 2019 2:35 AM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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Such beautiful peonies, Karen! Lovey dubby
First Arrival
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Cora Louise - looks like light lilac in our garden
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Dec 14, 2019 10:40 AM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Here are some of my purple peonies:

Morning Lilac Itoh

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Belle Toulousaine Itoh



Purple Reign Itoh

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Silver Waves on a Magenta Ocean woody peony


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Angel Emily woody peony

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Dec 14, 2019 1:15 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Beautiful, Anya and LG! Love the darker pink flares at the base of First Arrival!

Wow, love Belle Toulousaine Itoh! Actually your purples are all wonderful! As I don't grow these, it is a treat to see them in your garden, LG. Thanks.
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Dec 14, 2019 1:30 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
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I am so ENVIOUS of your gorgeous woody peonies, Karen and LG! In CO any suffruticosas start over from ground shoots every year, I've had some for years that have never had more than a bloom or 2. Ostii has been the most robust, does better than even Rockii....wondering if the hybrids Brian Grimm has been sharing pics of will be as hardy.

Cathedral Echo—a new one this spring from NZ, bloomed end of July/first days of August
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Ballarena de Saval
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First Arrival
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Takara
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Dec 14, 2019 2:18 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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LG and Liz - gorgeous peonies!!! I can only with to see woody peonies in person! They looks so wonderful!'

Liz, your last picture is probably not of Takara (Smith Opus2), it is yellow, but of Smith Opus 1 (MISAKA). Actually it looks very similar to Visions of Sugar Plums. At least on pictures.
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Dec 14, 2019 6:33 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Gorgeous peonies everyone! This is one of my favorite colors. I did check on my Kamata Nishiki that I have been trying to reinvigorate, and it appears to have a bud on it! It is in a spot that floods frequently, so it has not flowered in a long time. Hopefully I will get a bloom this Spring!

My Takara looks like Liz's. It does have a purple overlay.


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Dec 14, 2019 9:54 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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Thanks LG for correcting me! I looked in the APS registry and wrote the previous post. The pictures in the APS registry are swapped for Misaka and Takara. Probably it's good to tell them about this. The descriptions are probably correct, but the pictures. Shrug!
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Dec 15, 2019 9:51 AM CST
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Name: Liz Best
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Glad that's straightened up! I've moved around and added so many peonies that it's very likely some of mine are mislabeled, hopefully you guys will catch it when I post them incorrectly....
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Dec 15, 2019 3:36 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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I'm glad when anyone questions if the peony variety is correct. We all get mislabeled Peonies from time to time.

Anya, did you send Nate an email to tell him you think those photos were switched on the APS registry? I think he would appreciate it!
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Dec 15, 2019 5:17 PM CST
Name: David
Youngstown, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Wow Cathedral Echo! Love them all of course! I hope Island Minister does have a strong purple tint to it when it blooms.
And to find more ideas on darker purples!
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Dec 15, 2019 6:46 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Cathedral is gorgeous, Liz! I also like your Ballarina de Saval bloom as it has pretty dark flares.

David, I hope your Island Minister blooms next spring!

I also added a new purple this year from the Adelman Peony sale. I also hope that Ofuji Nishiki blooms next spring.
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Dec 15, 2019 10:08 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
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Karen, did you see Gary's pic of Ofuji Nishiki on FB? It was incredible! That man could get a dried up old stick to grow!!!
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Dec 16, 2019 4:33 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
Cat Lover
Mieko2 said:I'm glad when anyone questions if the peony variety is correct. We all get mislabeled Peonies from time to time.

Anya, did you send Nate an email to tell him you think those photos were switched on the APS registry? I think he would appreciate it!



Yes, I did and Nate said he would correct it. I also renewed my APS membership, I think maintaining the registry is the most important role of APS.
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Dec 16, 2019 11:41 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Hi Anya,
After you posted about the error, I checked it out. Wow! I can't believe it wasn't caught until now. Good job!

I do enjoy using the registry, but for some reason I always use Carsten's database. I guess because it frequently has more than one photo.
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Dec 17, 2019 1:20 AM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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I use both Smiling
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Dec 17, 2019 12:59 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I did not know that APS has a registry. I will check it out! THanks for letting me know.
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Dec 21, 2019 7:51 AM CST
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We have transplanted peonies from my husband so grandmothers gardens. This one has bloomed beautifully twice now. Would love to know the name. Also have light pink and white ones. All of these plants starts are over 70 years old. She has been gone 40 years and I know she planted them long before she passed. Any help appreciated.
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Dec 21, 2019 7:54 AM CST

someone in this forum said her/his peonies are flooded and not blooming. Peonies do not like to be flooded and I am surprised they are not dead. If you move them to a dry area they will bloom for you.
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Dec 21, 2019 10:15 AM CST
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Name: Liz Best
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EveGilly, it's almost impossible to id a peony from a pic, the blooms can look so different from day to day and there are hundreds of dark pink double lactifloras and I'm just assuming lactiflora! A lot of the time those old ones were traded and gifted friend to friend, if you're in the same area as your husband's grandmother I'd ask if anyone else has that same flower and if it was tagged, might be the only way to tell for sure. Regardless of name, isn't it a blessing to be able to grow a piece of family history like that? I sure wish I had something from my grandmother's garden. She didn't have peonies; doubt if she ever even saw one in her life since she grew up in the far south. I doubt if any of the roses she grew would even survive our Colorado winters.

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