Saturday, May 28, 2016

CPS Show Calgary, Alberta

The Canadian Peony Society
National Peony Show Schedule
Calgary, Alberta
The Canadian Peony Society’s National Peony Show will be held in Calgary, Alberta June 24 – 26, 2016.  It is at the Calgary Zoo and Botanical Gardens in the Enmax Conservatory.
Entries accepted:
Friday June 24               5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday June 25           7:00am-8:00am

Show will be judged:
Saturday June 25           8:30am-11:30am

Show open to the Public:
Saturday June 25           12noon-5:00pm
Sunday June 26             9:00am-3:00pm

Show Schedule
1.        The show is open to any member of the general public upon paid entry to the Calgary Zoo.
2.        All entries must be placed by 8:15am Saturday June 25, 2016.
3.       Containers will be provided.
4.       In each class you may place up to 2 different cultivars.
5.       Each entry must have an entry tag with your name address and phone number. Entry tags will be provided.
6.       All plant material must be grown by the Exhibitor.  Peonies should have stems 10-12” with top leaves only.
7.       The decision of the judges is final.  The judges may withhold an award of the exhibit is not deemed worthy.
8.       Ribbons will be awarded for 1, 2, 3, 4th place.  “Court of Honour” and “Grand Champion” will be also awarded.
9.       The Canadian Peony Society and the Calgary Zoo assume no responsibility for loss or damage.

10.   Go to for more information.

1.       Peony, single, red, 1 bloom
2.       Peony, single, dark red, 1 bloom
3.       Peony, single, white, 1 bloom
4.       Peony, single, light pink, 1 bloom
5.       Peony, single, medium pink, 1 bloom
6.       Peony, single, dark pink, 1 bloom
7.       Peony, single, any other color, 1 bloom
8.       Peony, single, any color, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
9.        Peony, SD, red, 1 bloom
10.    Peony, SD, dark red, 1 bloom
11.    Peony, SD, rosy red, 1 bloom
12.    Peony, SD, white, 1 bloom
13.    Peony, SD, light pink, 1 bloom
14.    Peony, SD, medium pink, 1 bloom
15.    Peony, SD, dark pink, 1 bloom
16.    Peony, SD, coral, 1 bloom
17.    Peony, SD, any other color, 1 bloom
18.    Peony, SD, red, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
19.    Peony, SD, white, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
20.    Peony, SD, pink, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
21.    Peony, SD, coral, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
22.    Peony, D, red, 1 bloom
23.    Peony, D, dark red, 1 bloom
24.    Peony, D, rosy red, 1 bloom
25.    Peony, D, white, 1 bloom
26.    Peony, D, light pink, 1 bloom
27.    Peony, D, medium pink, 1 bloom
28.    Peony, D, dark pink, 1 bloom
29.    Peony, D, coral, 1 bloom
30.   Peony, D, any other color
31.   Peony, D, red, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
32.   Peony, D, white, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
33.   Peony, D, pink, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
34.   Peony, D, coral, same variety, 3 blooms, one container
35.   Peony, J/A, red, 1 bloom
36.   Peony, J/A, white, 1 bloom
37.   Peony, J/A, pink, 1 bloom
38.   Peony, J/A, any other color, 1 bloom
39.   Peony, J/A, any color, same variety, 3 blooms, one container

40.    Peony, Itoh, “Bartzella”, 1 bloom
41.   Peony, Itoh, “Garden Treasure”, 1 bloom
42.   Peony, Itoh, any other yellow, 1 bloom
43.   Peony, Itoh, red or bronze, 1 bloom
44.   Peony, Itoh, lavender or purple, 1 bloom
45.   Peony, Itoh, any other color than yellow, 1 bloom
46.   Tree Peony, single, any color, 1 bloom
47.   Tree Peony, D/SD, any color, 1 bloom
48.   Any type, any color, 1 bloom

49.   Peony, Unknown, red, 1 bloom
50.   Peony, Unknown, white, 1 bloom
51.   Peony, Unknown, light or medium pink, 1 bloom
52.   Peony, Unknown, dark pink, 1 bloom
53.   Peony, Unknown, same color, 3 blooms, same variety, one container
54.   Peony, Unknown, any color, 3 blooms, one container

55.   Peony, Unknown, any color, 5 blooms, one container

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 Oshawa Peony Festival

For more information including the show schedule, photo & art contest please visit the website:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Request for Open Gardens

By Holly Pender-Love

One of the best ways to increase our membership and inform interested people about the wonderful improvement in peony culture is to invite them into our gardens. I encourage you to consider participating in the Canadian Peony Society 2016  " OPEN GARDENS" program.
We have been pleased in the past to offer members the opportunity to visit gardens all across Canada. Feedback indicates that those members who invite their local garden club to visit, and/or had a few special publicized open days were more successful in welcoming guests. If you have a Red Hat group in your area, chances are they would be thrilled to be invited. I notice that Carol Adelman is having a special "Red Had Day" at her nursery outside Portland, OR and I have shamelessly copied her idea!

Contact Holly at with any questions about the program, and to indicate any changes you may wish make to your listing. New listings welcomed.
Please forward this email to members in your area, or anyone with a beautiful peony collection.

As we are going to be listed on the website,, we are entering a whole new world. We may start hearing from people who are very curious about peonies. One never knows.

In addition, I will be creating a Private Gardens and Public Gardens listing, so that those who charge a fee can make that quite clear...
. Would you please forward information about Public Gardens in your area, with contact information so I may contact them?

ps. Darlene Kalawsky and I are working with the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Castlegar, BC for the possible development of a Memorial Peony Garden at their museum. We started with a kind donation of peonies through the Prairie Peony group, Brian Porter and friends from Indian Head, Saskatchewan in the fall of 2015. We would be delighted to have feedback from anyone else who is will to donate some roots this fall. We are just creating a list of possible donors at this time, as the Board of Directors have not yet given us the 100% approval to enlarge their gardens...  we will be in touch with anyone who responds to our request. thank you.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Open to members and the general public our annual seed exchange is now open.  Please look over the list under our Seed Exchange listed above

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Root Sale now CLOSED

Thank you to all those who contributed to the 2015 Root Sale this year.
The sale is now closed and we look forward to next year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

2015 Annual Root Sale Fundraiser now open to Members

Our 2015 Annual Root Sale Fundraiser list is now completed
Please go to the website below for our complete list of available roots