|We need an accurate and complete description
of each cultivar. Please submit descriptions of cultivars which you
have first hand knowledge. The description must be original.
Include your name and email address in the appropriate places. Your
name will be seen by subsequent visitors viewing that cultivar description.
Your email will be used only if we need to contact you for clarification
and will not be visible to users. Descriptions should be detailed
and should describe all aspects of the cultivar, not just the flower.
Descriptions may include such things as plant habit (ie:erect, spreading,
....), flower shape, form and scent, leaf color and shape, plant height,
and stem strength. Include any information that will help the reader to
compare the cultivar with other cultivars, ie: the flower form of the subject
is similar to another cultivar. If characteristics are affected by
locale, then it would be wise to say what area of the world you observed
the plant growing, that is, if you say your cultivar bloomed on June 12th,
then you should say in what area or zone it was growing. If someone
else has described the cultivar you can submit a description for it also.
In fact, the more information we have about any cultivar the better.
At this time only a limited number of cultivars
are in the The Peony
Description Index. That file also offers
another option which allows you to submit descriptions of cultivars which
do not appear in the database. The link for adding cultivars which
are not in the list is located at the bottom of the page. When you(or
anyone else) adds a cultivar in this way it will then appear in the list
of cultivars to be described.
Photos are also needed for this utility.
Photos should have a width of 540 pixels or more. Photos which are
smaller will be "stretched" to that size which will reduce the quality
of the image. If you wish for us to check some of your photos to
determine if they are useable then submit only a few. The person
submitting the photos will be given credit as the photographer, if the
photographer is someone other than the submitter let us know so proper
credit can be given. If you do not have the rights or permission
to a photo DO NOT submit it. Photos can be submitted to Leon
Pesnell via attachments to email.