Sunday, July 2, 2006

Métis Mystery Peony

The mystery peony discovered at Reford Gardens in Grand - Métis, Quebec was named 'Elsie Reford', after the creator of one of Canada's foremost gardens.  After much debate it was decided that this hybrid was a naturally occurring cross between Paeonia mlokosewitschii and P wittmanniana.  The peony has been registered with the American Peony Society, at a public ceremony on July  1, 2006.  A fitting tribute to an exceptional collector.

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