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May 26, 2018 3:01 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
One of my all time favorites, Peony 'Illini Warrior'

Paeonia 'Illini Warrior', (2-SL-R) herbaceous Hybrid Peony, (Glasscock -Falk, 1955), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Tall, single, brilliant red petals, cupped, golden stamen boss, red mottled stems, fragrant, early bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5c.

Bred by Lyman D. Glasscock (1875-1972) Elmwood, Illinois. Parentage unknown. Elmwood is not far from the ""Fighting Illini"" athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, thus the name of this hybrid. This is one of the tallest peonies that I own and even with good support, I have occasional wind damage. Scapes rise above the foliage about 8 inches. This year (2018), the foliage was about 44 inches tall and some of the scapes reached 50 inches.

School colors are orange & blue, but this red is outstanding.

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May 26, 2018 3:59 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Very interesting, Frank! And a pretty peony, too.

Lyman probably lived so long because he wanted to see his seedlings bloom! We gardeners always have something to look forward to seeing!!

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May 27, 2018 2:55 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
Paeonia 'Salmon Glow', 2018 photo, (2-SL-PK) albiflora x officinalis hybrid Peony, (Glasscock, 1947), USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8, Medium height, Single, coral pink petals, cupped, early bloomer, light green carpels with pink tips, early bloomer., Michigan Bloom Month 5c-6, In Garden Bed f2.04.1 for 4.6 YEARS (Wild). Planted in 2013.

Albiflora x officinalis Sunbeam. Published photos of this peony vary in color quite a bit.

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May 28, 2018 10:40 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
Just planted this one last year.

Paeonia 'Crusader', 2018 photo, (2-SD-RD) officinalis x albiflora hybrid Peony, (Glasscock, 1940), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 32" tall, semi-double scarlet red flowers, gold stamens, early bloomer, green carpels with red tip, round buds, medium stiff stems with reddish cast, and medium dark green foliage., Michigan Bloom Month 6b, In Garden Bed F4 for 254 DAYS (Wild). Planted in 2017.

Peony 'Crusader' (Glasscock, 1940) is an officinalis x albiflora hybrid: 32" tall, semi-double scarlet red flowers with 3 rows of petals surrounding gold stamens, early bloomer, green carpels with red tip, round buds, medium stiff stems with reddish cast, and medium dark green foliage. Lyman D Glasscock (1875-1972) Elmwood, Illinois which is about 25 miles northwest of Peoria. He was succeeded by his daughter Elizabeth Falk.


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May 28, 2018 4:31 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
Another first year bloom...(dot dot dot)

Paeonia 'Scarlett O'Hara', 2018 photo, (2-SL-R) officinalis x albiflora Hybrid Peony, (Glasscock-Falk, 1956), USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8, Medium height, large single, scarlet red guard petals, early bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5-6, In Garden Bed R1 for 254 DAYS (Wild). Planted in 2017.

Bred by Lyman D. Glasscock (1875-1972) Elmwood, Illinois. He has 79 peonies listed with the American Peony Society including the popular Peony 'Mother's Choice', Peony 'Red Charm' and Peony 'Illini Warrior' (one of my favorites). Registered by Mrs. Elizabeth Falk (daughter), Plainfield, Illinois.

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May 29, 2018 1:49 AM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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Love all these reds!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Thanks for the information also, Frank!
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Jun 20, 2018 7:26 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
Paeonia 'Mother's Choice', (3-DB-WH) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Glasscock, 1950), USDA Hardiness Zone 2, large double, white petals, occasional red edge, side-buds, strong stems, midseason bloomer, Medium height, Michigan Bloom Month 6a.

Seedling of Polar Star. APS Gold Metal 1994. No buds in 2015. Flowers quite large and requires support. Had red edging on the center petals in 2017.

I had it supported in 2018, but the blooms still tended to kiss the ground. For this photo, I had to hold up the bloom with one hand while shooting with the other:) May need a larger support structure for next year.


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Jun 20, 2018 10:04 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
Midwest (Zone 5a)
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Yes, if only 'Mother's Choice' had the strong stems to support its most perfect flowers.
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Jun 20, 2018 2:30 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Not sure if I should add this peony after I was greatly disappointed by purchasing a Mother's Choice peony from Gilbert Wild which turned to be a mislabel, a NOID white.
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Jun 20, 2018 2:34 PM CST
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The real thing is quite exquisite. I may go with a different supplier.
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Jun 20, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Mine is from Wild, 2014
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Jun 21, 2018 1:43 AM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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I bought mine from Adelman's and look forward to its blooming this summer Crossing Fingers!
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Jun 21, 2018 6:48 PM CST
Name: Gary Ray
Ohio (Zone 6a)
It is my favorite double white and the smell here is exquisite. No other whites compare.
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Jun 21, 2018 7:51 PM CST
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Name: Tracey
Midwest (Zone 5a)
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It really is special, isn't it? The only thing its missing is a nice thick stem.
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Jun 22, 2018 8:45 AM CST
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Frank, absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing the pics!
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Dec 3, 2018 8:02 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
Paeonia 'Red Charm', Common Name: (2-DB-R) Hybrid Peony, Size: 36in, 33 in. Red, double, Bomb, Breeder: (Glasscock, 1944), USDA Hardiness Zone 3, Michigan Bloom Month 5c-6

Peony 'Red Charm' (Glasscock, 1944) is a deep red, Albiflora x Officinalis hybrid: medium height at 36" tall, double, bomb form, large flowers, early bloomer, slight clove fragrance, strong stems, no side-buds, top show winner. Considered one of the best red peonies. APS Gold Medal Winner in 1956. Some reports of adventitious roots. Bred by Lyman D Glasscock (1875-1972) from Elmwood, Illinois which is near Peoria.

Side note, I grew up in the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois College of Engineering. My college roommate was from Peoria.

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Dec 3, 2018 12:06 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Gorgeous photo of Red Charm, Frank!! Lovey dubby
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Dec 3, 2018 3:02 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
Cat Lover
I love Red Charm! and cannot wait until mine blooms!
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Dec 3, 2018 5:46 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Wow, your RC is huge, Frank! Look at that center bomb of petals! I have yet seen mine blooming that big. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Dec 3, 2018 7:32 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
That's all (6) the Glasscock peonies I have at this time...

Paeonia 'Crusader', Paeonia 'Illini Warrior', Paeonia 'Mother's Choice', Paeonia 'Red Charm', Paeonia 'Salmon Glow', Paeonia 'Scarlett O'Hara'

These are on my wishlist

Paeonia 'Fairy Princess', Paeonia 'Illini Belle', Paeonia 'Flame', Paeonia 'Old Faithful', Paeonia 'Red Grace', Paeonia 'Salmon Beauty'

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