Paeonia mlokosewitschii

clayton3120 clayton3120
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:42:08 PDT
In Seattle , the pink edge on P. mlok   appears some years , and others,
not. Same with P. whitmanniana.   My form of that is a bit more transparent
than soft yellow.  I think it's true what you suspect. It's conditional on
weather, and more directly, temperature.

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 8:38 AM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear Jane,
>         P.mloko may one of the most frustrating of species peonies to
> grow. Part of this is due to the repeated 'insistence' that flowers are
> 'picture perfect' 'moonlit yellow'. But the species is quite variable and
> Prof. Hong De Yuan is his most recent monograph on the genus has helped to
> clarify the mess.
>         In the wild plants can be found bearing a rage of colors from
> picture perfect pale yellow to bright glowing pink and all combos in
> between. And there are a range of closely related forms all now in the
> species P. daurica. You may be familiar with some subspecies formerly
> considered true species such as P. d. macrophylla, P. d. wittmanniana, P.
> d. coriifolia and of course P. d. mlokosewitschii.
>         Add to this the ease of which all these hybridize and the known
> effects of temperature ( possibly due to your recent move and change of
> climate)  and plant age on flower color and you have a range. I have a
> friend in up state NY who grows a few different wild accessions together,
> gets all kinds of mix and match and refers to them as his 'Molly Mutts', an
> apt description.
>         If you MUST have a good reliable pale yellow, you have to see the
> plant in bloom and buy from that seller. Or grow a lot of seedlings and
> select ruthlessly.  Or have good luck in buying a small plant.
>         In your area you might inquire from Paige Woodward of Pacific Rim
> Native Plants, Diana Reeck of Collector's Nursery, Carol Adelman of Adelman
> Nursery or just ask around as it is somewhat more available in OR and WA in
> the PNW. (Heritage Seedlings offer seedlings at a wholesale rate if you
> need LOTS).
>         Fortunately any color it is a very  nice plant.
> Best            Jim W.
> On Apr 23, 2013, at 11:35 PM, Jane McGary wrote:
> > One always sees Paeonia mlokosewitschii photographed with lovely pale
> > yellow flowers, so I was a little disappointed when I grew it in the
> > 1990s from seed collected in the wild by Josef Halda, and obtained a
> > plant with ivory flowers flushed with pink. ..and now again it has
> > surprised me by flowering pale yellow .
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