American Peony Society Annual Exhibition

June 7, 2014

Kingwood Center — Mansfield, Ohio

COURT OF HONOR

Best in Show                                        'Illini Belle'                               Blossom Hill Nursery                        

Best White Lactiflora                          'Luxor'                                     Adelman Peony Gardens                    

Best Blush Lactiflora                           'Peppermint'                          Adelman Peony Gardens        

Best Pink Lactiflora                             'The Fawn'                              Great Seal Peonies                 

Best Red Lactiflora                              'Highlight'                               Mary and Brian Grimm

Best White/Blush Hybrid                   'Adrienne Clarkson'              Blossom Hill Nursery 

Best Pink/Coral Hybrid                       'Vivid Glow'                            Blossom Hill Nursery             

Best Red Hybrid                                   'Illini Belle'                              Blossom Hill Nursery             

Best Yellow Itoh Group                       'Sonoma Yedo'                       Adelman Peony Gardens

Best White Itoh Group                        'Cora Louise'                          Tim Stanek

Best Lavender Itoh Group                   'Sonoma Rosy Future'         Adelman Peony Gardens        

Best Yellow Lutea Hybrid                    Golden Experience               Blossom Hill Nursery

Best Red Lutea Hybrid                         'Hephestos'                            Tim Stanek                                         

Best White Suffurticosa                      Rock’s Variety                         Tim Stanek

Best Pink Suffruticosa                         'Shimane Chojuraku'             Tim Stanek                 

Best Seedling                                        CRM #2                                    Tim Stanek                 

Artistic Design – Grand Champion    “Allegheny Plateau”             Mary Grimm

Exhibition Judges

David Maltby

Lorē Sampson

Don C. Smith

Donald R. Smith

Linette Sorrentino

Tim Stanek

Kent Tretheway

Piet Wierstra

Court of Honor Judges

Lorē Sampson

Linette Sorrentino

Tim Stanek

Seedling Judges

Hazel Cook

Don Hollingsworth

Scott Parker

Design Judges

Lorē Sampson

Linette Sorrentino

There were no entries in classes not listed.  Places not listed were not awarded.

DIVISION 1

Class 101 Collection: 25 different cultivars, any kind, form or color.

1. Great Seal Peonies

Class 102 Collection: 15 different cultivars. Lactiflora only – Double, Bomb and Semi-Double.

1. Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 103 Collection: 10 different cultivars. Herbaceous Hybrids only – Any form or color.

1. Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 110a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, white.

2. 'Gardenia'                                       Great Seal Peonies

Class 110b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, blush.

1. 'Florence Nichols'                           Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Brother Chuck'                               Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Norma Volz'                                    Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 110c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, light pink.

1. 'The Fawn'                                       Great Seal Peonies

2. 'Pillow Talk'                                     Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Myra McRae'                                  Hollingsworth Peonies

HM 'Alexander Fleming'                     Great Seal Peonies

           

Class 110d 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, dark pink.

1. 'Kansas'                                           Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Prairie Princess'                             Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Jubilation'                                       Hollingsworth Peonies

HM 'Pink Swan'                                   Great Seal Peonies

Class 110e 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, red.

1. 'Peter Brand'                                   Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Paul M. Wild'                                 Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Kansas'                                           Great Seal Peonies

HM 'Highlight'                                   Great Seal Peonies

Class 111a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, white or blush.

2. 'Miss America'                                Great Seal Peonies

Class 111b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt'            Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Sylvia Louise'                                 Great Seal Peonies

Class 112a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Bomb, white or blush.

1. 'Mr. Ed'                                            Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Snow Mountain'                             Great Seal Peonies

HM 'Top Brass'                                   Great Seal Peonies

Class 112b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Bomb, pink.

1. 'Pink Derby'                                     Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Angel Cheeks'                                Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Mr. Ed'                                            Great Seal Peonies

           

Class 112c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Bomb, red.

1. 'Red Wine'                                      Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 113b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Japanese, pink.

1. 'Do Tell'                                           Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Do Tell'                                           Great Seal Peonies

Class 113c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Japanese, red.

1. 'Hari-ai-nin'                                     Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Don Richardson'                             Tim Stanek

Class 114c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Single, red.

1. 'Arcturus'                                         Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Topeka Garnet'                              Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 115a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, white.

1. 'Luxor'                                             Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Ann Cousins'                                  Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'K-Nina'                                           Hollingsworth Peonies

HM 'Duchesse de Nemours'               Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Bowl of Cream'                            Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 115b (Group 1) 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, blush.

1. 'Peppermint'                                    Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'White Frost'                                   Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Avalanche'                                     Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Florence Nichols'                        Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 115b (Group 2) 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, blush.

1. 'Tourangelle'                                   Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Lillian Wild'                                                Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Nick Shaylor'                                  Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Chinook'                                      Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 115c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, red.

1. 'The Fawn'                                       Great Seal Peonies

2. 'Raspberry Sundae'                        Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Hermione'                                      Hollingsworth Peonies

HM 'Candy Heart'                               Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 116a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, white or blush.

1. 'Minnie Shaylor'                              Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Minnie Shaylor'                              Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 116b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt'            Great Seal Peonies

2. 'Anne Oveson'                                 Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Golly'                                           Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 116c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Buckeye Belle'                               Blossom Hill Nursery

2. 'Maestro'                                         Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 117a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, white or blush.

1. 'Lancaster Imp'                               Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Mr. Ed'                                            Great Seal Peonies

Class 117b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, pink.

1. 'Angel Cheeks'                                Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Pink Derby'                                     Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Mr. Ed'                                            Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Pink Derby'                                  Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 117c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, red.

2. 'Felix Crouse'                                  Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Big Ben'                                          Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 118a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, white or blush.

1. 'White Sands'                                  Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 118b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, pink.

1. 'Do Tell'                                           Great Seal Peonies

2. 'Show Girl'                                       Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Gay Paree'                                      Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'John Gardener'                            Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 118c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, red.

HM 'Sword Dance'                              Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 119a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, white or blush.

HM 'Krinkled White'                            Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'A la Mode'                                   Blossom Hill Nursery

                       

Class 119b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, pink.

2. 'Sea Shell'                                        Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 119c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, red.

1. 'Arcturus'                                         Hollingsworth Peonies

HM 'President Lincoln'                        Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 120a 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, yellow, white or blush.

1. 'Pastelegance'                                Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Lemon Chiffon'                               Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Sunny Girl'                                      Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 120b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, coral.

1. 'Coral Sunset'                                  Blossom Hill Nursery

2. 'Coral Sunset'                                  Tim Stanek

3. 'Salmon Dream'                               Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 120c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Summer Glow'                                Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Raspberry Charm'                          Blossom Hill Nursery

3. 'Mary Gretchen'                              Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 120d (Group 1) 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Old Faithful'                                                       Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Red Satin'                                                           Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Old Faithful'                                                       Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 120d (Group 2) 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Illini Belle'                          Blossom Hill Nursery

2. 'Belle Center'                      Blossom Hill Nursery

3. 'Commando'                         Adelman Peony Gardens                                         

Class 121c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, pink.

2. 'Pink Pom Pom'                               Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Dark Promise'                                 Hollingsworth Peonies

                                   

Class 121d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, red.

2. 'Christmas Velvet'                           Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Command Performance'                Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 122c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Japanese, red.

2. 'Black Swan'                        Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 123a 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, yellow, white or blush.

1. 'Adrienne Clarkson'            Blossom Hill Nursery

2. 'Athena'                               Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 123b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, coral.

2. 'Coral 'n Gold'                     Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 123c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, pink.

1. 'Vivid Glow'                         Blossom Hill Nursery

2. 'Honor'                                Blossom Hill Nursery

3. 'Mary Pratte'                       Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 123d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, red.

1. 'Chocolate Soldier'              Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Illini Warrior'                      Blossom Hill Nursery

3. 'John Harvard'                     Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 125a (Group 1) 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow blends.

1. 'Hillary'                                Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Hillary'                                Tim Stanek

3. 'Kopper Kettle'                    Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Sonoma Sun'                    Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 125a (Group 2) 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow blends.

1. 'Sonoma Yedo'                    Adelman Peony Gardens

2. Going Bananas                    Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Lemon Dream'                    Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Sonoma Halo'                  Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 125a (Group 3) 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow blends.

1. 'Garden Treasure'               Adelman Peony Gardens        

2. 'Garden Treasure'               Hollingsworth Peonies           

3. 'Garden Treasure'               Hollingsworth Peonies

HM 'Garden Treasure'                        Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 125a (Group 4) 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow blends.

1. 'Bartzella'                            Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Bartzella'                            Blossom Hill Nursery

3. 'Bartzella'                            Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Bartzella'                         Hollingsworth Peonies           

Class 125b 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, white.

1. 'Cora Louise'                       Tim Stanek

2. 'Love Affair'                         Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Rosy Prospects'                  Adelman Peony Gardens

HM 'Love Affair'                      Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 125c 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, red.

1. 'Julia Rose'                          Blossom Hill Nursery

2. 'Scarlet Heaven'                  Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'Hillary'                                Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 125d 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, purple/lavender.

1. 'Sonoma Rosy Future'                     Adelman Peony Gardens

2. 'Watermelon Wine'                         Adelman Peony Gardens

3. 'First Arrival'                                    Hazel Cook

Class 126b 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, coral.

1. 'Coral Sunset'                      Tim Stanek

Class 126c 3 blooms Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.

2. 'Rozella'                              Great Seal Peonies

Class 126d 3 blooms Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Old Faithful'                       Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Old Faithful            '                       Tim Stanek

Class 127b 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, coral.

2. 'Lorelei'                               Hollingsworth Peonies                       

Class 127d 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, red.

1. 'Red Satin'                                       Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Command Performance'                Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 129a 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, yellow, white or blush.

3. 'Claire de Lune'                               Tim Stanek

Class 129c 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, pink.

1. 'Pherson's Violet Frisbee'               Tim Stanek

2. 'Color Magnet'                                Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Pherson's Violet Frisbee'               Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 129d 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, red.

1. 'Illini Warrior'                                  Great Seal Peonies

3. 'Lustrous'                                        Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 130a 3 blooms, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow blends.

1. 'Garden Treasure'                           Hollingsworth Peonies

2. 'Callie's Memory'                            Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Garden Treasure'                           Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 130b 3 blooms, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, white.

1. 'Love Affair'                         Hollingsworth Peonies

3. 'Cora Louise'                       Hollingsworth Peonies

Class 131b 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Semi-Double, white.

1. Rock’s Variety                                 Tim Stanek

2. Semi-Double Rock’s Variety            Tim Stanek     

Class 131c 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Double, white.

1. 'Godaishū'                           Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 132b 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Shimane Chojuraku'           Tim Stanek

Class 132c 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Double, pink.

2. 'Cherry Blossoms'               Blossom Hill Nursery

3. Shimane Otone Mai            Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 133b 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Semi-Double, red.

2. 'Shimadaijin'                       Tim Stanek

Class 134a 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Single, yellow.

1. Golden Experience              Blossom Hill Nursery

2. 'Tria'                                    Blossom Hill Nursery

3. 'Nike'                                   Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 134b 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Semi-Double, yellow.

3. 'Nike'                                   Blossom Hill Nursery

           

Class 135b 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Semi-Double, pink.

2. 'Leda'                                  Blossom Hill Nursery

3. 'Leda'                                  Tim Stanek

Class 135c 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Double, pink.

1. 'Waucedah Princess'          Tim Stanek

2. 'Lois Elaine Laning'            Tim Stanek

Class 136a 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony –Semi-Double, red.

3. 'Gauguin'                             Blossom Hill Nursery

Class 136b 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Hephestos'                         Tim Stanek

 

DIVISION 2

Class 201 Collection: 10 different cultivars, any kind, form or color.

1. Dennis Paauwe

Class 210a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, white,

2. 'Bowl of Cream'                              Cary Dennis

Class 210b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, blush.

1. 'Moonstone'                                    Cary Dennis

2. 'Norma Volz'                                    Cary Dennis

Class 210c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, light pink.

1. 'Pillow Talk'                                     Kent Tretheway

2. 'Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt'            Cary Dennis

3. 'Alexander Fleming'                        Cary Dennis

Class 210d 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, dark pink.

1. 'Kansas'                                           Dennis Paauwe

2. 'Shawnee Chief'                              Dennis Paauwe

Class 211a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, white or blush.

1. 'Green Halo'                                    Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 212a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Bomb, white or blush.

1. 'Bridal Gown'                                  Dennis Paauwe

2. 'Queen Victoria'                              Kent Tretheway

Class 212b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Bomb, pink

1. 'Angel Cheeks'                                Kent Tretheway

2. 'Pink Derby'                                     Dennis Paauwe

Class 213b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Japanese, pink.

2. 'Do Tell'                                           Cary Dennis

Class 214b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Single, pink.

1. 'Seashell'                                         Dennis Paauwe

Class 215a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, white.

2. 'Gardenia'                                       Dennis Paauwe

Class 215b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, blush.

2. 'Mrs. J.H. Neeley'                            Cary Dennis

Class 215c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, light pink.

1. 'Myra McRae'                                  Kent Tretheway

2. 'Monsieur Jules Elie'                       Cary Dennis

2. 'Kevin'                                             Cary Dennis

3. 'Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt'            Dennis Paauwe

           

Class 215d 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, dark pink.

2. 'Kansas'                                           Dennis Paauwe

           

Class 215e 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, red.

1. 'Highlight'                                       Mary and Brian Grimm

2. 'Highlight'                                       Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 216b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Candy Stripe'                                  Dennis Paauwe

Class 217a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, white or blush.

1. 'Bridal Gown'                                  Dennis Paauwe

1. 'Charlie's White'                             Mary and Brian Grimm

2. 'White Sands'                                  Kent Tretheway

           

Class 217b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, pink.

1. 'Pink Parfait'                                    Mary and Brian Grimm

2. 'Monsieur Jules Elie'                       Mary and Brian Grimm

2. 'Angel Cheeks'                                Dennis Paauwe

Class 218b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, pink.

1. 'Bowl of Beauty'                              Mary and Brian Grimm

2. 'Cora Stubbs'                                   Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 218c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, red.

1. 'Karen Gray'                                                Mary and Brian Grimm

2. 'Walter Mains'                                Don C. Smith              

Class 219b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, pink.

3. 'Seashell'                                         Dennis Paauwe

Class 219c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, red.

1. 'Golden Glow'                                 Dennis Paauwe

Class 220b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, coral.

1. 'Coral Sunset'                                  Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 220c (Group 1) 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Dayton'                                           Kent Tretheway

2. 'Dayton'                                           Kent Tretheway

Class 220c (Group 2) 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Pillow Talk'                                     Kent Tretheway

2. 'Lavon'                                             Kent Tretheway

Class 220d (Group 1) 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Buckeye Belle'                               Kent Tretheway

2. 'Henry Bockstoce'                           Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 220d (Group 2) 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Old Faithful'                                   Cary Dennis

2. 'Buckeye Belle'                               Don C. Smith

3. 'Henry Bockstoce'                           Cary Dennis

Class 221d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, red.

1. 'Simple Simon'                                 Mary and Brian Grimm

2. 'Red Charm'                                                Dennis Paauwe

Class 222b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Japanese, coral.

1. 'Show Girl'                                       Dennis Paauwe

Class 222c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Japanese, pink.

1. 'Walter Mains'                                Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 223a 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, yellow, white or blush.

1. 'Prairie Moon'                                 Robert Schmidt

2. 'Prairie Moon'                                 Robert Schmidt

2. 'Early Glow'                                     Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 223b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, coral.

2. 'Coral 'n Gold'                                 Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 223c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, pink.

2. 'May Lilac'                                       LeRoy Mielke

Class 223d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, red.

2. 'America'                                         Dennis Paauwe

Class 225a 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or white or yellow blends.

1. 'Garden Treasure'                           Dennis Paauwe

2. 'Yellow Emperor'                             Robert Schmidt

3. 'Garden Treasure'                           Kent Tretheway          

           

Class 226b Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, coral.

2. 'Coral Charm'                                  Dennis Paauwe

Class 226c Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.

1. 'Sarah Bernhardt'                            Kent Tretheway

2. 'Prairie Princess'                             Kent Tretheway

Class 226d (Group 1) Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.

1. 'The Mackinac Grand'                     Kent Tretheway

2. 'Buckeye Belle'                               Kent Tretheway

Class 226d (Group 2) Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.

1. 'Buckeye Belle'                               Kent Tretheway

2. 'Old Faithful'                                   Dennis Paauwe

Class 228b 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Japanese, coral.

2. 'Doreen''                                         Kent Tretheway

Class 229d 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, red.

2. 'America'                                         Don C. Smith

3. 'Cardinal's Robe'                             Kent Tretheway

Class 230c 3 blooms, Itoh Hybrid Group – Any form, red.

2. 'Julia Rose'                                      Don C. Smith

Class 231b 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Semi-Double, white.

1. 'Renkaku'                                        Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 231c 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony –Double, white.

1. 'Meikow-how'                                 Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 232c 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony –Double, pink.

2. 'Kamata-fuji'                                   Mary and Brian Grimm

Class 236a 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony –Single, red.

2. 'Chinese Dragon'                            Dennis Paauwe

 

DIVISION 3

Class 301 Seedling. 3 blooms, 1 container, not currently introduced. Must have been propagated at least once and be identified by name or seedling number.

Certificate of Merit                 JS09-01                        Blossom Hill Nursery

Certificate of Merit                 JS00-01                        Blossom Hill Nursery

Certificate of Merit                 ND                               Tim Stanek

Certificate of Merit                 SPKS                             Tim Stanek

Certificate of Merit                 CRM #2                       Tim Stanek     

 

DIVISION 4

Class 401 Commercial Exhibit. Collection – 25-50 cultivars in separate containers.

1. Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 402 Visitor from Greatest Distance. Collection – 5 cultivars, any type, any color.

1. Adelman Peony Gardens

Class 403 North Dakota Memorial Award. Collection – 5 cultivars, full Double, any type, any color.

1. Adelman Peony Gardens

 

DIVISION 5

ARTISTIC DESIGN

Class 1: “The Buckeye State”

1. Mary Grimm

Class 2: “Kingwood Center”

1. Mary Grimm (Novice Award)

Class 3: “Botanical Garden”

1. Mary Grimm

Class 6: “Allegheny Plateau”             

1. Mary Grimm (Grand Champion)

 

APS Seed Distribution Program

Scott Parker, APS Director and SDP Chairperson

 

 

The Seed Distribution Program needs your help

Over the past few years there has been a large increase in demand for peony seeds from APS’ Seed Distribution Program (SDP). Thus, the SDP is in need of your extra peony seeds. As always any seeds are welcome, but of most need are species seeds and tree peony seeds which are always in short supply and high demand. All peony seed donors will be able to pick a free pack of peony seeds for every two varieties (preferably named varieties) of seeds that they donate—up to a total of five free packs. It is a small thank you from APS for the effort that seed donors go through.

Please collect your seeds when they are ripe—normally the seed pod will split open and the seed coat will be dark brown/black. Place your collected seed in paper bags or paper envelopes and label them with as much specific information about the seeds as possible. For example, the name of the pod parent and pollen parent, if known. Please allow the seeds to dry, prior to shipping them.

Please send the peony seeds that you wish to donate to:

Scott Parker

23409 Desoto Ave

Tomah, WI 54660-4272

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American Peony Society Annual Exhibition June 1, 2013

Longwood Gardens — Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

 

COURT OF HONOR
Best in Show 'Boreas' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best White Lactiflora 'Ave Maria' Brook Gardens
Best Blush Lactiflora 'Angel Cheeks' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best Pink Lactiflora 'James Pillow' Mike Miller
Best Red Lactiflora 'Maestro' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best Pink/Coral Hybrid 'Honor' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best Red Hybrid 'Raspberry Charm' Mike Miller
Best Yellow Itoh Group 'Prairie Charm' Hollingsworth Peonies
Best Lavender Itoh Group 'Sonoma Amethyst' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best Pink Lutea Hybrid 'Marie Laurencin' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best Yellow Lutea Hybrid 'Alice Harding' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best Red Lutea Hybrid 'Boreas' Adelman Peony Gardens
Best White Suffruticosa 'Renkaku' Brian and Mary Grimm
Best Pink Suffruticosa 'Kamata-Fuji' Brian and Mary Grimm
Best Red Suffruticosa 'Shima-Nishiki' Brian and Mary Grimm
EXHIBITION JUDGES
Mike Miller Lore Sampson David Sorrentino
Linette Sorrentino Juergen Steininger Adriana Vance
Piet Wierstra
COURT OF HONOR JUDGES
Lore Sampson David Sorrentino Linette Sorrentino
SEEDLING JUDGES
Hazel Cook Reiner Jakubowski Scott Parker
Design JUDGE
Kay Davis Morrissey The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania

There were no entries in classes not listed. - Places not listed were not awarded.

DIVISION 1
Class 101 Collection: 25 different cultivars, any kind - any form, any color.
  1. Adelman Peony Gardens  
Class 103 Collection: 10 different cultivars, Herbaceous Hybrids only - any form, any color.
  1. Adelman Peony Gardens  
Class 110a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Double, white.
  1. 'Mrs. J.H. Neely' Mike Miller
  2. 'Bowl of Cream' Mike Miller
  3. 'Mrs. Frank Beach' Mike Miller
Class 110b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Double, blush.
  2. Serene Pastel Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 110c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Double, light pink.
  1. 'The Fawn' Mike Miller
  2. 'Adonis' Mike Miller
  3. 'Mrs. Fern Lough' Mike Miller
Class 110d 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Double, dark pink.
  1. 'Dayton' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Alexander Fleming' Mike Miller
  3. 'Prairie Princess' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 110e 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Double, red
  1. 'Felix Supreme' Mike Miller
  2. 'Peter Brand' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Highlight' Mike Miller
Class 111a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Semi-Double, white or blush.
  2. 'Miss America' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 111b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Semi-double, pink.
  1. 'Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt' Mike Miller
  2. 'Butch' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Sylvia Louise' Mike Miller
Class 111c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Semi-double, red.
  2. 'Maestro' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 112a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Bomb, white or blush.
  1. 'Charles White' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Bridal Shower' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 112b 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Bomb, pink
  1. 'Angel Cheeks' Mike Miller
  2. 'Monsieur Jules Elie' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 112c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Bomb, red
  1. 'Big Ben' Mike Miller
Class 113a 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora - Japanese, white or blush.
  1. 'Stellar Charm' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 115a (Group 1) 1 bloom, Lactiflora - Double, white.
  1. 'Ave Maria' Brooks Gardens
  2. 'Mother’s Choice' Mike Miller
  3. 'Shirley Temple' Mike Miller
Class 115a (Group 2) 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, white.
  1. 'Madame de Vernéville' Mike Miller
  2. 'Frank Beach' Mike Miller
  3. 'Lillian Wild' Mike Miller
  HM 'Mrs. J.H. Neely' Mike Miller
Class 115b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, blush.
  1. 'Brother Chuck' Mike Miller
  2. 'Nick Shaylor' Brooks Gardens
  3. 'Hans P. Sass' Brooks Gardens
  HM 'Camelia White' Brooks Gardens
Class 115c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, light pink.
  1. 'James Pillow' Mike Miller
  2. 'Sorbet' Mike Miller
  3. 'The Fawn' Mike Miller
  HM 'Dianne' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Alexander Fleming' Mike Miller
Class 115d 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, dark pink.
  1 'Dayton' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Joker' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Pink Giant' Mike Miller
Class 115e 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, red.
  1. 'Peter Brand' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Shawnee Chief' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Highlight' Mike Miller
  HM 'Kansas' Mike Miller
Class 116a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, white or blush.
  1. 'Cheddar Surprise' Brooks Garden
  2. 'Miss America' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Minnie Shaylor' Mike Miller
Class 116b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, pink.
  1. 'Alexandre Dumas' Mike Miller
  2. 'Butch' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 116c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Semi-Double, red.
  1. 'Maestro' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Maestro' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 117a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, white or blush.
  1. 'Lancaster Imp' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Capitol Dome' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 117b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, pink.
  1. 'Angel Cheeks' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Pink Derby' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Angel Cheeks' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 117c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, red.
  1. 'Big Ben' Mike Miller
  2. 'Big Ben' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 118a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, white or blush.
  2. 'Carolina Moon' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Stellar Charm' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 118b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, pink.
  1. 'Touch of Class' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Tom Eckhardt' Brooks Gardens
  3. 'Do Tell' Mike Miller
Class 118c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, red.
  HM 'Nippon Beauty' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 119a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, white or blush.
  1. 'Krinkled White' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Virginia Dare' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 119b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, pink.
  HM 'Polly Sharp' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 119c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, red.
  2. 'Arcturus' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'President Lincoln' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 120a 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, yellow, white or blush.
  1. 'Melissa' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Blushing Princess' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Owen Cousins' Hollingsworth Peonies
  HM 'Lemon Chiffon' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Lois’ Choice' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 120b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, coral.
  1. 'Coral Charm' Brooks Gardens
  2. 'Coral Charm' Brooks Gardens
  3. 'Coral Sunset' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 120c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.
  1. 'Cytherea' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Pom Pom' Mike Miller
  3. 'Lovely Rose' Hollingsworth Peonies
  HM 'Kathy’s Touch' Hollingsworth Peonies
  HM 'Mary Jo Legare' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 120d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.
  1. 'Buckeye Belle' Mike Miller
  2. 'Old Faithful' Mike Miller
  3. 'Carol' Mike Miller
  4. 'Raspberry Charm' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Old Faithful' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Buckeye Belle' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 121d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, red.
  1. 'Red Charm' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Red Charm' Mike Miller
  3. 'Command Performance' Brooks Garden
Class 122b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Japanese, pink.
  1. 'Show Girl' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Show Girl' Mike Miller
Class 123a 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, yellow, white or blush.
  1. 'Prairie Moon' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Requiem' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Athena' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Blushing Princess' Blossom Hill Nursery
Class 123b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, coral.
  1. 'Coral ‘N Gold' Mike Miller
  2. 'Coral ‘N Gold' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Coral Supreme' Brooks Garden
  HM 'Abalone Pearl' Mike Miller
Class 123c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, pink.
  1. 'Honor' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Firelight' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Violet Frisbee' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 123d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, red.
  1. 'Raspberry Charm' Mike Miller
  2. 'The Mackinac Grand' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Carina' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Raspberry Charm' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Lustrous' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 125a 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow blends.
  1. 'Prairie Charm' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Sonoma Welcome' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Garden Treasure' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Sonoma Halo' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Garden Treasure' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 125c 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, red.
  HM 'Chief Blackhawk' Brooks Gardens
Class 125d 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, purple/lavender.
  1. 'Sonoma Amethyst' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Cora Louise' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Pastel Splendor' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 126a 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, yellow, white or blush.
  2. 'Solange' Barry NcNew
Class 126b 3 blooms Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, coral.
  1. 'Coral Charm' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Coral Sunset' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Coral Sunset' Brooks Gardens
Class 126c 3 blooms Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.
  1. 'Ellen Cowley' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Etched Salmon' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Cytherea' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 126d (Group 1) 3 blooms Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.
  1. 'Buckeye Belle' Mike Miller
  2. 'Red Satin' Mike Miller
  3. 'Cherry Ruffles' Hollingsworth Peonies
  HM 'Crusader' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 126d (Group 2) 3 blooms Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.
  1. 'Old Faithful' Mike Miller
  2. 'Buckeye Belle' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Buckeye Belle' Hollingsworth Peonies
  HM 'The Mackinac Grand' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 127b 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, coral.
  1. 'Lorelei' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 127c 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, pink.
  1. 'Dark Promise' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 127d 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, red.
  2. 'Command Performance' Hollingsworth Peonies
  HM 'Many Happy Returns' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 128b 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Japanese, coral.
  1. 'Show Girl' Mike Miller
  2. 'Show Girl' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 129a 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, yellow, white or blush.
  1. 'Prairie Moon' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Requiem' Hollingsworth Peonies
Class 129b 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, coral.
  1. 'Coral ‘N Gold' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 129d 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, red.
  1. 'ChocolateSoldier' HollingsworthPeonies
  2. 'Lustrous' HollingsworthPeonies
  3. 'The Mackinac Grand' HollingsworthPeonies
Class 130a 3 blooms, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow blends.
  1. 'Callie’s Memory' Hollingsworth Peonies
  2. 'Garden Treasure' Hollingsworth Peonies
  3. 'Prairie Charm' Hollingsworth Peonies
  HM 'Garden Treasure' Mike Miller
  HM 'Garden Treasure' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Sonoma Welcome' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 130b 3 blooms, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, white.
  2. 'Cora Louise' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 130d 3 blooms, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, purple/lavender.
  1. 'Sonoma Amethyst' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 131b 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Semi-Double, white.
  1. 'Renkaku' Blossom Hill Nursery
Class 134a 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Single, yellow.
  1. 'Ruffled Sunset' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 134c 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Double, yellow.
  1. 'Alice Harding' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Alice Harding' Adelman Peony Gardens
  HM 'Souvenir du Maxime Cornu' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 135a 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony –Single, pink.
  1. 'Marie Laurencin' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 136b 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony – Semi-Double, red.
  1. 'Boreas' Adelman Peony Gardens
  2. 'Hephestos' Adelman Peony Gardens
  3. 'Hephestos' Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 136c 1 bloom, Lutea Hybrid – Double, red.
  1. 'Pluto' Blossom Hill Nursery
Class 137 1 bloom, Delavayi Tree Peony species group (includes Lutea, potanini and hybrids
within the group, but not hybrids with suffruticosa) and other species – Any form, any color.
  1. P. Villosa Blossom Hill Nursery
  2. P. Peregrina Blossom Hill Nursery
  3. P. Tenuifolia Plena Blossom Hill Nursery

 

DIVISION 2
Class 210c 3 blooms, 1 container, Lactiflora – Double, light pink.
  1. 'Auten’s Pride' F.J. Trzusclowski
Class 215a 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, white.
  1. 'Moonstone' David Pivorunas
Class 215c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, light pink.
  1. 'Myra McRae' Kent Tretheway
Class 215e 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Double, red.
  1. 'Viking Chief' Rita Bauman
  2. 'Viking Chief' Rita Bauman
Class 217b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Bomb, pink.
  1. 'Angel Cheeks' Kent Tretheway
Class 218b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, pink.
  1. 'Doreen' Kent Tretheway
  2. 'Doreen' Kent Tretheway
Class 218c 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Japanese, red.
  2. 'Gay Paree' Rita Bauman
  3. 'Gay Paree' Rita Bauman
Class 219b 1 bloom, Lactiflora – Single, pink.
  1. 'Elizabeth Foster' Kent Tretheway
Class 220a 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, yellow, white or blush.
  1. 'Prairie Moon' Rita Bauman
  2. 'Amelia Olsen' Kent Tretheway
Class 220c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.
  1. 'Double Delight' David Pivorunas
  2. 'Double Delight' David Pivorunas
  3. 'Cytherea' Rita Bauman
Class 220d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.
  1. 'The Mackinac Grand' Kent Tretheway
  2. 'Cherry Ruffles' Dana Tretheway
  3. 'Cherry Ruffles' Dana Tretheway
Class 221b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, coral.
  1. 'Lorelei' Dana Tretheway
  2. 'Lorelei' Dana Tretheway
Class 221d 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, red.
  2. 'Many Happy Returns' Dana Tretheway
Class 223a 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, yellow, white or blush.
  1. 'Prairie Moon' Rita Bauman
Class 223b 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, coral.
  1. 'Flame' Kent Tretheway
Class 223c 1 bloom, Herbaceous Hybrid – Single, pink.
  1. 'Lovely Rose' Kent Tretheway
Class 225a 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or white or yellow blends.
  1. 'Old Rose Dandy' Kent Tretheway
  HM 'Garden Treasure' Kent Tretheway
Class 225b 1 bloom, Itoh Hybrids Group – White, any form.
  2. 'Love Affair' Dana Tretheway
Class 226c Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, pink.
  2. 'Double Delight' David Pivorunas
Class 226d Herbaceous Hybrid – Double or Semi-Double, red.
  2. 'Buckeye Belle' Kent Tretheway
Class 227c 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, pink.
  2. 'Queen Victoria' Kent Tretheway
Class 227d 3 blooms, Herbaceous Hybrid – Bomb, red.
  2. 'Cardinal’s Robe' Kent Tretheway
Class 230a 3 blooms, Itoh Hybrids Group – Any form, yellow or yellow predominating blends.
  2. 'Garden Treasure' Kent Tretheway
  3. 'Garden Treasure' Kent Tretheway
Class 231b 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Semi-Double, white.
  1. 'Renkaku' Brian and Mary Grimm
Class 231c 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Double, white.
  2. 'Meikow-How' Brian and Mary Grimm
Class 233a 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Single, red.
  1. 'Kamata-Fuji' Brian Grimm
Class 233b 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Semi-Double, red.
  1. 'Shima-Nishiki' Brian Grimm
Class 233c 1 bloom, Suffruticosa Tree Peony – Double, red.
  3. 'Kamata-Nishiki' Brian Grimm

 

DIVISION 3
Class 301 Seedling. 3 blooms, 1 container, not currently introduced. Must have
been propagated at least once, and be identified by name or seedling number.
  Honorable Mention 167 Styers F.J. Trzuskoski
Class 303 Seedling, 1 bloom, Seedling, any type, form or color. Display only, no awards given.
  Hollingsworth Peonies #3082
  Hollingsworth Peonies #2866
  Hollingsworth Peonies #3073
  Timothy Stanek #SDX1

 

DIVISION 4
Class 401 Commercial Exhibit. Collection. 25 – 50 cultivars in separate containers.
  1. Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 402 Visitor from Greatest Distance. Collection, 5 cultivars, any type, any color.
  1. Adelman Peony Gardens
Class 403 North Dakota Memorial Award – Collection, 5 cultivars, full double, any type, any color.
  1. Adelman Peony Gardens

 

DIVISION 5
ARTISTIC DESIGN
Class 1: “The Steel State”
  2. Mary Grimm
Class 2: “Longwood Gardens”
  2. Mary Grimm
Class 5: – “Hershey, Pennsylvania”
  1. Rhouda de Windt (Novice Design Award)
Class 6: “Brandywine Creek”
  1. Rhouda de Windt (Reserve Champion)
Class 7: “The Reading Terminal Market”
  1. Rhouda de Windt (Grand Champion)

Growing Peonies in North Carolina

Jim Carson, APS Member — Clayton, North Carolina




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A DETAILED REPORT OF MY SOIL PREPARATION AND PLANTING

 

Described in this article are my different attempts at preparing the best bed for my peonies.

 

I have seven beds about 16- x 22-feet. This area holds over 300 plants of 115 varieties. Some of the late bloomers produce tremendous plants, but their blooms get damaged by heat. We can reach 95° F by the first week in May. 'Elsa Sass' in 12 years has never produced a flower on the plant. The two plants are over 3-feet tall and wide with quarter to half dollar-sized buds (photo below left), but they do not open.

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'Sarah Bernhardt' and 'Ann Cousins' also have trouble with their buds opening. 'Ann Cousins' is, however, worth any complication and fully blooms one in two or one in three years. The flowers are spectacular! 'George W. Peyton' is another marvelous plant, but the buds never open. Again, I blame the heat.

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All of the plants produce 20­–30 bloom stems and side buds often appear on particular varieties (photo below right). 'Coral Charm' and 'Illini Warrior' have 30+ blooms every year, but no side buds.

 

When the bare root arrives from the supplier it may or may not bloom the first year. A two-year plant, 'Prairie Charm', did not bloom the first year. This year (its second), it produced 12 blooms and is 36-inches wide and 2-feet tall. 'Prairie Butterfly' is also a 2-year plant, 36-inches tall with 15 blooms. All of this year’s second year plants were eye popping!

 

The soil of each planting bed is extremely important for a spectacular plant. These beds are located in Clayton, North Carolina—Zone 7-8 boundaries of the USDA Plant Hardiness Map. The summer may reach 105° F and the winter may bring 6° F. There is also the chance of late freeze, severe thunderstorms with hail and wind and early 90° F plus temperatures, which will damage some blooms. In these beds no permanent damage has been observed, but there is disappointment when the flowers are damaged.

 

Plant supports distract from the natural look of the garden but 90% of these plants have supports; i.e., even Singles like 'Sea Shell' and 'Krinkled White'. I make the supports from cinder block stabilizers.

 

I have modified bed preparation as deficiencies were observed. The first two beds were raised 2-foot beds. Purchased “top soil” was used and humus was placed 18-inches deep in a 3-foot hole. The third bed had a 22-inch wide x 2-foot deep trench with a 6- x 6-inch timber placed around the perimeter. Total depth was 30-inches and plant spacing was also 30-inches. A space of 18-inches separates the trenches. I acquired better top soil for this bed and no humus was used. 'Ann Cousins', 'Florence Nicholls', 'Krinkled White', 'Arcturus', 'Reine Hortense', 'Charm', 'Elsa Sass' and 'Baroness Schroeder' are in this bed and grow 3-feet tall (photo below left). Supports are definitely needed. The three early beds relied on someone else’s definition of top soil. There were no rocks, but there was Bermuda grass.

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Beds 4–7 are all on a sloping hill. Bed 4 is 5-sided, similar to baseball’s home plate. Trenches 30-inches deep and 24-inches wide were dug. One foot of un-dug dirt was left between the trenches to serve as a path. The dirt from the trenches was sifted through ¼-inch hardware cloth. The sifted dirt was layered roughly 4-inches in dirt to 6-inches aged horse manure containing wood shavings. The mixture was blended in the trench and packed. Walking and hand tamping were sufficient for packing. Wood shavings were present in the horse manure but the manure content was probably 75%. Testing of the beds by the state agriculture department showed that the zinc from the manure was within safe limits and that too much manure had not been used. The wood shavings from the stalls help with retarding packing, increase water absorption and increase the humus content. Grub insecticide and lime were also layered in the trench.

 

Bed 5 was prepared like Bed 4, with one exception. The path between the rows was dug to a depth of 1-foot. The un-dug path in Bed 4 retarded easy root growth and hindered water absorption. Various peonies in Bed 4 wanted to send their root laterally into the path, instead of vertically into the prepared bed. This observation compelled me to create a more desirable lateral environment.

 

Beds 6 and 7 were prepared by removing all of the dirt in the 16- x 22-foot bed to a depth of 30-inches. The low end of the bed is above ground by some 20-inches while the high end is even with the grade in Bed 6 and below grade in Bed 7 . All the rock, down to ¼-inch, was removed and manure with shavings was added, mixed and packed with lime and insecticide, as earlier described (photos below right).

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Beds 4-7 were allowed to age and equilibrate for three to nine months, depending on the difference between completion and planting time. Even though packing was attempted, Beds 6 and 7 settled 1-2-inches in the first year; i.e., first winter. All the beds were initially over-filled, making the final grade level after settling. A level bed helps with uniform watering and fertilizer distribution.

 

When planting the bare roots in the fall, a hole 30-inches deep, with a 2-foot diameter was dug. For me, planting in late October is better than planting in September. September planting may have time to sprout and grow 6- or 8-inches before the freeze kills the sprout. The root will sprout again in the spring but the plant will be stunted. Roots that have been refrigerated prior to shipping are likely to sprout in this growing area. Eighteen inches of a good manure/wood shaving, a small handful of lime and -cup of equal amounts of phosphorus pentoxide and potash were placed in the hole and packed. A mixture of 50/50 prepared bed dirt to manure shavings was mixed in a wheel barrow and used to fill the remaining hole containing the new plant. North Carolina Agriculture Soil Analysis indicates humus content to be between .6-.7%. The pH is 6.8. The new fall plants received ¼ cup of 50/50 phosphorus pentoxide/potash and cup of calcium nitrate distributed in a 15-inch diameter circle around the new root at a depth of 2-inches. Older plants only received the 50/50 phosphorus pentoxide/pot ash mixture in the fall. It is also distributed in a circle, 2-inches deep around the crown. All plants in late February receive the “fall planting” amounts for new plants. When moss is observed, lime is added to maintain a pH of 6.7-6.8. The dirt in this locale is not “farmer’s dirt”. It is excessively rocky and marbled with red or grey clay. Twenty miles east of Clayton, wonderful black agricultural dirt is found. In the area where red clay is abundant one can mix clay dirt with commercial wood products containing gypsum at a 50/50 ratio. Such a product is found in most large gardening outlets. Bed 8 (photo below) which is not previously mentioned is heavy red clay and the commercial product was mixed with the clay. Moreover, this red or grey clay can be found throughout North Carolina, upstate South Carolina and in northern Georgia.

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Below is a list of peony cultivars that I grow. An asterisk (*) indicates a marvelous plant with outstanding blooms. These varieties bring a particularly large smile to my face!

 

'Alexander Fleming'

 

* 'Amalia Olson'

 

'Andrew Meuglig'

 

* 'Ann Cousins'

 

* 'Arcturus'

 

'Athena'

 

'Attar of Roses'

 

* 'Baroness Schroeder'

 

* 'Bartzella'

 

'Big Ben'

 

'Blaze'

 

* 'Bob'

 

'Bo-Peep'

 

'Boule de Neige'

 

'Bowl of Beauty'

 

'Bravura'

 

'Buckeye Belle'

 

'Bunker Hill'

 

'Candy Heart'

 

'Campagna'

 

* 'Catharina Fontijn' ["There are many variations of this name. This is the correct one." — Reiner Jakubowski, APS Registrar]

 

'Charlie’s White'

 

* 'Charm'

 

'Claire de Lune'

 

* 'Coral Charm'

 

'Coral Sunset'

 

'Dayton'

 

'Detroit'

 

'Do Tell'

 

'Doreen'

 

'Duchesse de Nemours

 

Duchesse d’Orleans'

 

'Early Scout'

 

Eden's Perfume [unregistered]

 

'Edulis Superba'

 

'Elsa Sass'

 

'Félix Crousse'

 

'Felix Supreme'

 

* 'Festiva Maxima'

 

* 'Florence Nicholls'

 

'Fragrans'

 

* 'Frances Willard'

 

'François Ortegat'

 

'Friz-bee'

 

'Garden Glory'

 

* 'Garden Treasure'

 

'Gay Cavalier'

 

* 'Gay Paree'

 

'George W. Peyton'

 

'Goldilocks'

 

'Hit Parade'

 

'Horizon'

 

'Illini Belle'

 

* 'lllini Warrior'

 

'John Harvard'

 

'Kansas'

 

'Karl Rosenfield'

 

* 'Krinkled White'

 

'L.W. Pollock'

 

'Laddie'

 

* 'Lady Alexandra Duff'

 

'Laura Dessert'

 

'Longfellow'

 

'Louis van Houtte'

 

'Madam Butterfly'

 

* 'Madame de Vernéville'

 

'Madame Ducel'

 

'Mahogany'

 

'Majestic Rose'

 

'Many Happy Returns'

 

'Martha Bulloch'

 

'Mary Brand'

 

'Maxcine Wolfe'

 

'Merry Mayshine'

 

'Mikado'

 

'Miss Eckhart'

 

'Monsieur Dupont'

 

* 'Monsieur Jules Elie'

 

'Monsieur Martin Cahuzac'

 

'Mother’s Choice'

 

'Nippon Beauty'

 

Paeonia Peregrina

 

'Pastel Splendor'

 

'Paul M. Wild'

 

'Paula Fay'

 

'Pehrson’s Violet Frisbee'

 

'Peppermint'

 

'Philomèle'

 

'Pillow Talk'

 

'Pink Vanguard'

 

'Prairie Butterflies'

 

'Prairie Charm'

 

'Queen Victoria'

 

'Raspberry Sundae'

 

'Red Charm'

 

'Red Glory'

 

Red Magic [unregistered]

 

* 'Reine Hortense'

 

'Requiem'

 

'Ring of Fire'

 

'Roselette'

 

'Roy Pehrson's Best Yellow'

 

'Ruth Cobbs'

 

'Sarah Bernhardt'

 

'Scarlet O'Hara'

 

* 'Seashell'

 

'Shirley Temple'

 

* 'Solange'

 

'Terry Grudem'

 

'Tinkerbelle'

 

'Top Brass'

 

'Virginia Mary'

 

* 'Wine Angel'

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