What about "Gold Crown" offered at "rich farm garden"? I do not see any Goldens out there. I love yellow peonies. Haven't grown any yet but I plan to get some this year. James Waddick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Several retail catalogs offer something called Paeonia 'Golden Crown'. I've >seen this name used in both the US and in the UK. Does anyone know what this >is? > >When I first saw these, I assumed they were the Itoh interdivisional hybrid >peony known as 'Yellow Crown'. > >Or is 'Golden Crown' something else? Dear Jim McK; First there is no peony registered as 'Golden Crown'. The four original intersectional peonies include one registered as 'Yellow Crown', but these are said to totally mixed up in the trade and justifiably so since they are essentially indistinct from each other. I checked my 'usual suspect' (Van Bougondien) and they use the name 'Yellow Crown' In the past I have seen plants sold as the intersectional 'Yellow Crown' that were actually the herbaceous 'Claire De Lune" In my own personal suggestion, I'd avoid all these original 4 Interectionals and assuming you want a good yellow peony look for any of the newer ones such as 'Bartzella', 'Canary Brilliants'. 'Sequestered Sunshine' etc. Although these newer cvs were originally outrageously high priced, they are now being offered at MUCH lower prices comparable to these old ones. Check out specialty peony growers most of which will not have their lists available for a while. Best Jim W. -- Dr. James W. Waddick 8871 NW Brostrom Rd. Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711 USA Ph. 816-746-1949 Zone 5 Record low -23F Summer 100F + _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list email@example.com http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php --------------------------------- Finding fabulous fares is fun. Let Yahoo! FareChase search your favorite travel sites to find flight and hotel bargains.