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Peony Paradise--Zhongchuan Peony Nursery

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Zhongchuan peony nursery where water joined the sky(水天一色) lofty mountains (崇山峻岭) Peony Gate Tower  (牡丹城楼) The Peony Pavilion  (牡丹亭) Swing  (秋千) Pink Rockii tree peony  (粉色紫斑牡丹) White Rockii tree peony (白色紫斑牡丹) Purple Rockii tree peony (紫色紫斑牡丹) Herbaceous peony  (芍药)

Authority--Cut flower Variety Selection

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China is rich in peony resources and varieties. Some varieties are excellent for cutting with ornamental value and high quality. While some varieties are not suitable for fresh cut flower. Choosing appropriate variety for Cut flower peony or not, impact on the quality of cut flower directly. According to the characteristics of different varieties, production, sellers and customers requirements, appropriate peony species for cut flower should have the following features:
1. Flowers are floriferous, productive, sustaining bloom in water raise long and enduring storage.
2. Flower form should be exquisiteupright . Color is bright and soft. It will be better if color and form are special or with sweetfragrance.
3. Bud, avoiding the top part easy to crack, smoothes and assumes circular or circular with slightly pointed top.
4. Petals materials are hard. Flowers are moderate. Petals form need not too obviously.
5. Flower branch and peduncle, with strong anchorage force, are stiff upright and sh…

herbaceous peony--Fen Yu Nu

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'Dancing Butterflies', recommended by Gansu Zhongchuan Peony Nursery, is an herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but it can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Dancing Butterflies Peony features bold lightly-scented fuchsia flowers at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Dancing Butterflies Peony will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division. Bright fuchsia single blooms with large yellow stamens d…

Chinese tree peony--Feng Dan Bai

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‘Feng Dan Bai’, sold in commerce and recommended by Gansu Zhongchuan Peony Nursery under the trade name of PHOENIX WHITE, is a Chinese tree peony. It is a deciduous woody shrub that grows to 4-5’ tall and as wide. When originally discovered, it was listed as a cultivar of P. suffruticosa, but some authorities now consider it to be a cultivar of Paeonia ostii. Upward facing, fragrant white flowers (to 7” across) with slightly ruffled petals and contrasting yellow center stamens bloom in early spring. Medium green foliage is deeply divided into oval to lance-shaped leaflets.

This tree peony selection has white single form flowers, 8 inches in size, with dark glossy leaves and a sweet fragrance. Blooms face upwards, floating like silk on top of the leaves. The plant is very productive at an early age with a vigorous, spreading growth habit.
Some flowers will have the slightest pink tone when first open, fading quickly to pure white. Plants grow rapidly and are very erect, growing to 4-5 …