Peonies forum: Favorite Peony Information

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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Sep 20, 2015 6:55 AM CST

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Thought as people were talking about peony books and information (not growers or sites for shopping) I would start a thread to gather favorites for learning about peonies. Add you favorites to share!

Link to the peony project:

http://www.paeo.de/navigation/name_me.html

A wealth of information there. Lots of history about every peony you grow! Love this site!!

Books: Peonies by Alan Rogers
The Peony by Alice Harding

Tracey
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 20, 2015 7:15 AM CST
Now, that site is useful!
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Sep 20, 2015 7:26 AM CST

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The minute I found out about it, I thought I had struck a goldmine! Couldn't remember if I had posted the link here ever.
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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Sep 20, 2015 7:59 AM CST

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Another book available through APS, wonderful winter reading material:

Thumb of 2015-09-20/magnolialover/1073ef

American Peony Society Website:
http://www.americanpeonysociety.org

Another recommended resource:
http://peonysenvy.com/peonycare.html
Tracey
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Sep 25, 2015 10:02 AM CST

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Another nice site. http://www.peonies.org/index.shtml

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia is amazing and it looks like he does it by himself. His site is the 1st, and often only, stop when I add information.
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Name: Alex
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AlexUnder
Nov 3, 2015 8:58 PM CST
I noticed in Peonies by Allan Rogers the photo of Etched Salmon does not look one ( Plate 35 ).
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 16, 2015 11:12 AM CST
I found a website Don Smith created that has pictures of wonderful Itohs. The site seems to be inactive, hasn't been updated in 5 yeas, but it still had lots to look at and read. One of the pages contains links to articles he wrote around 10 years ago for APS bulletins. I found them interesting, thought others would, too!
http://www.yellowpeoniesandmore.com/index.html
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Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 20, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Here's another cool reference passed on by a lady in the Planet Peony Facebook group on peony bloom times called the Peony Bloom Dates Project. http://peonybloomdate.com/index.htm
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Jan 24, 2016 11:52 AM CST
Here's a site that lists:

biological description (e.g. whether it is a hybrid or a Paeonia lactifolia cultivar)
who originated the cultivar and when (e.g. Roger F. Anderson, 1986)
flower form (e.g. single, double, semi-double, and so forth)
colour
flowering season (e.g. early, midseason, or late, with respect to peony blooming time)
height
if it is floriferous (i.e. has side buds)
if it is fragrant

http://www.theplantexpert.com/peonies/PeonyList.html
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Name: LG
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Mieko2
Jan 24, 2016 1:58 PM CST
Thanks Annette, that is a good resource.
LG
Name: Joanna
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joannakat
Oct 24, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Cem9165 said:Here's a site that lists:

biological description (e.g. whether it is a hybrid or a Paeonia lactifolia cultivar)
who originated the cultivar and when (e.g. Roger F. Anderson, 1986)
flower form (e.g. single, double, semi-double, and so forth)
colour
flowering season (e.g. early, midseason, or late, with respect to peony blooming time)
height
if it is floriferous (i.e. has side buds)
if it is fragrant

http://www.theplantexpert.com/peonies/PeonyList.html


Oh, yes! This is an amazing resource. It's missing some types, but it was instrumental in helping me find two for my very limited area. I spent several hours over several days there!
AKA Joey.

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