Seed on Paeonia japonica; was: RE: Paeonia × chameleon was RE: Maryland update

Jim McKenney
Thu, 01 Mar 2007 14:16:25 PST
JamieV asked “have you managed seed on P. japonica?”

No, I have not, but one of my local gardening friends has. I'm pretty sure
that garden also has P. obovata, so those seeds may be the result of

So far, in addition to self-pollination, I've tried pollen of P. mascula, P.
emodi, P. wittmanniana and various P. suffruticosa cultivars without luck.

Several of us here in the greater Washington, D.C. area grow this species,
and next year we plan to keep in touch as they bloom to swap pollen. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where a seed of Paeonia emodi
in the refrigerator is producing a leaf.

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