Jim McKenney
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 14:26:10 PDT
Mark, 'Buckeye Belle' is indeed a striking variety. But it is not a cultivar
of Paeonia lactiflora. It's a hybrid of P. lactiflora and P. officinalis. 

It's a good example of a peony which should be considered by those who
garden in climates where spring heats up quickly. The Paeonia officinalis
parent gives it its early blooming season. 

They're all wonderful. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where peony season 2006 is
already a memory. 

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