Tune in as Alice and Carmen wrap up their series, “China: Mother of Gardens,” discussing the beautiful peony. Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Peonies is on the line discussing the history and evolution of this flower, sharing that his focus is the Chinese tree peony (Paeonia sufferuticosa) and that they are among the most elegant, vibrantly colored flowers you will ever come across, so much so that the Chinese call them their National Flower. For over 1300 years, tree peonies have been growing in China on hillsides, coloring the landscape with their extraordinary color and infusing the air with the most invigorating scents. This is an episode not to be missed!
“We try to stay really true to the names, because there’s so much history to any one cultivar.” [35:00]
–Dan Furman on We Dig Plants