Thanks. I hope to get some nice seedlings from these crosses. This is the first time that I actually do intentional hybridizing. It takes 5-7 years for a tree peony seedling to bloom, I think. It will be a long time before I will see a flower. But for now, I hope these crosses take and form seeds. Once that's done, i hope they will germinate and grow into seedlings. After all this, then I can hope to see flowers in a a number of years. :)
, I am not sure if Kamata Fuji is fertile both ways but its pollen must be fertile because it's the pollen parent of BARON THYSSEN BORNEMISZA which produces gorgeous large double mauvish pink flowers. This is BTB's parentage: P. suffruticosa Rock's Variety (U.K. form), pollinated by Kamada Fuji according to Carsten Peony database. The reason I used KF's pollen is because I don't think I will get a flower from this TP next year. It spent all its energy producing this bud while being very small. I guess it may take a break from blooming next year.