Thursday, February 7, 2013

2013 Planting APS Peony Seed Packets

Well I finally got my seeds planted yesterday from the 2012 APS Seed Sale. I know it is really late, but the ground never really freezes here anyway. So the soil is still very workable. Anyway I got all 5 varieties planted - P. ostii (10 seeds), P. rockii (5 seeds), P. rockii & P. suffruticosa mixture (5 seeds), P. suffruticosa - purple (4 seeds), and P. veitchii - pink, single (11 seeds). I soaked them overnight to try to help them germinate. I kept them in separate containers so I could keep track of the varieties. Then I planted them with peony variety name labels in my new seedling test bed, which has really nice soil. So if they will grow anywhere, that would be the place. I'll record their germination rates in the spring. Also after reading my previous post about purchasing the seeds at the 2012 APS Convention Peony Seed Sale, I realized there was one more variety, P. suffruticosa 'Kamada Nishiki' - lavender pink (5 seeds). I just found the packet of peony seeds hidden on my desk. So I'll soak those tonight and plant them tomorrow.

Soaking APS Peony Seeds


  1. I got 2 more lollipop peony to day itoh peony the seed on lollipop not ready yet will let you know when they are keep your finger crossed that are seed in the pods

    1. Launa,

      Yes, please do keep me posted as to whether you are able to get any Intersectional peony seeds. That is very exciting. I've only gotten seed from one Intersectional Peony 'Lafayette Escadrille'. I got 8 seeds one year (2015), but not of them sprouted.

      It would be really exciting to get some Intersectional Peony seeds that actually germinates!