Peonies forum→Peony 'Abalone Pearl' (Krekler 1978)

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
May 29, 2020 6:25 PM CST
Paeonia 'Abalone Pearl' (Krekler 1978) 2020 photo - Common Name: (2-SD-PK) Hybrid Peony, Mature size: 36", 5-6 in. cupped coral pink, USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8, Michigan Bloom Month 5c, In Garden Bed V4 for 5.7 YEARS (Jung ). Planted in 2014.

American Peony Society: 32 inch, early, huge flesh single, nice.

Hybrid Peony 'Abalone Pearl' (Krekler 1978). Early flesh single or semi-double, cupped flowers 5-6 inches wide that are coral-pink with a pearl tint. Golden-yellow stamens. Slightly fragrant. Scapes rise 6-7 inches above to foliage. William H. Krekler (1900-2002) from Somerville, Ohio (population ~300, located about 50 miles north of Cincinnati). A hybridizer who registered more than 400 cultivars from his breeding program, most of which were released in the 1960s and 70s. In 1977, he sold his peony breeding farm to Charles Klehm and Son Nursery. Also, at that time, a number of seedlings were purchased by other breeders.

pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n: pay-OHN-ee-uh HIB-rih-duh AB-uh -LOH-nee

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Name: Anya
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anyagoro
May 30, 2020 11:39 AM CST
Very nice flowers and the bush as a whole, Frank! I also like the foliage of this variety, not very common among peonies.
Name: LG
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May 31, 2020 1:17 PM CST

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I like the fading on this one, too, and agree with Anya about the foliage.
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jun 1, 2020 9:55 AM CST
This is a good peony for me too though I need to find a better place for it. It is very tall and huge so right now it looks out of place in my small border. Mine measures at 48" not 32". it also needs support because strong winds can cause all the stems to fall and then they will sprawl like below.

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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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anyagoro
Jun 1, 2020 12:42 PM CST
I agree Mine is also very tall with weak stems and I had to move it to a different spot because it looked funny next to dwarf Ludovica.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 1, 2020 5:17 PM CST
It looks better now that it has been open for a few days...
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jun 1, 2020 7:41 PM CST
Do you give it any support, Frank?
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 2, 2020 5:02 AM CST
Yes, it has a 54" tomato cage that I cut in half and used the larger section (the top). If it out grows that, I will switch over to a farm fence support. I use farm fence that I form into 2 foot high cylinders for the larger peonies.

I generally support all of my peonies except the Itohs and woody peonies. Even if a peony does not need support, it helps keep the dogs away:)
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Jun 2, 2020 7:15 AM CST

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That's a nice stand of 'Abalone Pearl', Frank. It has the look of a lot of the corals, doesn't it?
Quite nice.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 2, 2020 9:09 AM CST
It's gorgeous and I don't see the tomato cage even, maybe I will try that next year.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 2, 2020 10:16 AM CST
SoCalGardenNut said:It's gorgeous and I don't see the tomato cage even, maybe I will try that next year.


Yes, the supports disappear. When Karen asked if I had used a support for this plant, I had to go out and look:)

The farm fence supports disappear as well.

I prefer the farm fence supports because they are not anchored to the ground so when the wind blows they sway with the plant and yet keep it standing upright. Rigid supports sometimes hold the plant to securely so that the top of the stem breaks off.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 2, 2020 10:18 AM CST
magnolialover said:That's a nice stand of 'Abalone Pearl', Frank. It has the look of a lot of the corals, doesn't it?
Quite nice.


Good point. Just like a coral, it has drastic color changes. And, it could have easily been named coral pearl:)
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jun 3, 2020 9:12 AM CST
Can you share a pic of the farm fence support? I have never heard of this nor seen it. Thanks Frank!
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 3, 2020 5:27 PM CST
kousa said:Can you share a pic of the farm fence support? I have never heard of this nor seen it. Thanks Frank!


Here is a before and after photo of Illini Warrior this year. This peony grows to over 4 feet tall. Correction, the photos are after and before:)

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 3, 2020 5:33 PM CST
And, today 'Abalone Pearl' turned completely white:)

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