- Color:soft pink
- Flower type:double
- Flower size:aaa
- Length:55/50 cm
„Mother’s Choice” is a full-flowered peony with blossoms shaped like roses. They begin creamy white and have a little tinge of champagne during the blooming phase. The flower is double shaped round and fragrant and blooms from the middle to the end of the season typically. Although the flowers can grow to be rather large, the stems are frequently quite short. They are normally sold with stems cut to 55 cm in length. The cultivar thrives in countries with plenty of sunlight, such as France, Italy, and Chile. This cultivar has a more difficult time growing in the Netherlands.
Origin Mother’s Choice Peony
„Mother’s Choice” was registered in 1950 by American breeder Glasscock, is a product of cross-breeding P. Lactiflora ‘Polar Star’, and was awarded a Gold medal by the American Peony Society in 1993.
P. lactiflora cultivars, which have their origins in China, are often known as the Chinese Peony and are the most common herbaceous peonies found in modern gardens. P. lactiflora was originally used medicinally in China, and by the seventh century, they had become popular as attractive plants and were placed under imperial protection. The emperor’s gardeners began to cultivate more showy flowers, which inspired the emperor’s artists to depict them on screen paintings, tapestries, silk, and porcelain.
Peonies made their way to Japan in the ninth century when the Chinese traded their very expensive roots for products, and in the early 1800s, P. lactiflora was imported to France from China and introduced into European gardens. By the second half of the nineteenth century, breeders such as Calot, Lemoine, Crousse, and Dessert had created a plethora of novel hybrids, many of which are still in use today.
Flower CareHere are some care recommendations for a peony bouquet: When you receive the peonies bouquet, carefully remove it from its packaging. Under running water, cut the flower stems diagonally at a 45-degree angle with clean and sharp scissors. This will prevent air bubbles from forming in the stems, which can obstruct water uptake. To prevent bacterial growth in the vase, remove any leaves or foliage that are below the water line. Choose a vase that is clean and large enough to hold the peonies. Fill it with clean, fresh water. If the bouquet includes flower food, mix it into the water according to the package directions. If you don't have flower food, you can add a pinch of sugar to the water to help keep the water clean and the flowers nourished. Change the water every two days and recut the stems at a 45-degree angle to assist the flowers in absorbing water. You can help ensure that your peonies bouquet stays fresh and beautiful for as long as possible by following these steps.
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Groot & Groot Peonies is a Dutch family business, peonies are our passion. We grow, process and directly sell peony flowers and roots of the highest quality. The vast majority of our peonies are grown on our own farms in The Netherlands, Italy, France and South-Africa. That way we can deliver you the best fresh peonies directly from our production fields in relatively large quantities.