Paeonia 'Coral Charm'

John Grimshaw
Wed, 14 May 2008 10:13:42 PDT
Jane McGary wrote:

Another interesting thing about 'Coral Charm' is that it can make new
> plants from roots without an apparent growing point or crown. ...
 I wonder whence it derives this characteristic?

As I understand it this habit is derived from P. peregrina and transmitted 
to its hybrids.

One upon a time, while working in Holland,  I ran a research nursery in the 
plot next to an extremely canny propagator of peonies (and other plants) who 
taught me many useful things. He was very careful to collect up all the 
broken roots of certain clones as they would make a new plant for him to 
sell, but once a normal lactiflora root is detached it's useless.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

Tel. 01242 870567

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