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May 30, 2018 4:24 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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I know nothing about Peonies ... except that they are really, really beautiful and unfortunately don't grow here in Florida but a new member has posted asking about a database photo, wanting to know if the photo is in the correct database entry. Confused I guess he thinks other images there don't match so I thought maybe a forum or database moderator, or perhaps one of you knowledgeable folks would be able to answer the question he posted here: The thread "Incorrect photo?" in Plant Database forum
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Jun 2, 2018 6:32 AM CST
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I'd say that isn't Edulis Superba, too pale pink. Mine doesn't even fade anywhere near that much before the petals fall off. Coloring looks more like Cora Stubbs. What do you guys think? Maybe a winter project to go through the Peony database, looking at photos!
That said, I have several peonies that i enjoy much more in their faded state rather than just opened, the character just changes if you know what I mean. Ive added some of those to the database before, hoping the comments explain the inconsistencies with the other pics.
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Jun 2, 2018 7:07 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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@LizinElizabeth, can you copy/paste your comment over here where the discussion is taking place regarding that peony: The thread "Incorrect photo?" in Plant Database forum
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Jun 4, 2018 4:52 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
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I think a lot of the peonies labeled coming from the Dutch to mass market here are commonly mislabeled. The average big box store buyer sees it as a pink or as a white and that's the end of it. Also of note, different stages of bloom can vary in the colors that are more or less pronounced vs. faded. These can also vary in different parts of the country, with temperatures and soil differences, to a degree. The overall form though, is something that does not seem to vary in an established plant. Comparing photos of a mature plant to a field photo from a reputable grower like Adelmans, Solaris Farms, Hidden Springs etc is a good comparison. First year blooms can be less full as the plant is not get established.
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Jun 10, 2018 9:07 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
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I recently purchased Old Rose Dandy based on a picture at Hiddensprings Peony Farm. Then looked at one at Adelman's and would have sworn they were two different peonies. Apparently it is one that fades progressively to the extent that the early stage bears no resemblance to the mature bloom. Not sure if I am okay with that or not. I have Julia Rose and she most definitely looks like two different blooms from beginning to end. Part of her charm I guess. Lol
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