The American Peony Society Bulletin
Claudia Schroer, Editor
The quarterly appearing magazine of the APS, for members only. Filled with uptodate information. For professionals and true peony lovers the membership is a must for only $25-$30 a year. For more information, please see the website of the APS or mail us.
English, 4x a year.
ca. 55 pages.
Bind with staples.
Few illustrations.
Membership APS.
Peonies - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden
Jane Eastoe & Georgianna Lane (photography)
This book does not contain much new information compared to previously published books on peonies, in this respect it is only of interest to peony book collectors. The best feature is the beautiful photography by much praised photographer Georgianna Lane.
English, 2018.
238 pages.
Hardcover.
Many stunning pictures.
ISBN 978-1-911216-90-2
Peony - The Best Varieties for Your Garden
David C. Michener & Carol Adelman
Beautiful book, providing lots of basic information drenched with the input of the peony grower (Carol Adelman). Excellent in portraying many outstanding peony sorts with nice descriptions and stunning images.
English, 2017.
248 pages. Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 978-1-60469-520-5
Las Peoniás Herbáceas y su Cultivo
Consuelo Sáez Molina
Fantastic reference work for the professional grower, or the enthusiast with large interest to dig in deeper. Currently only available in Spanish. Many research results with tables and drawings, covering the whole life cycle and culture of peonies.
Spanish, 2012.
582
pages.
Hardcover.
Few pictures, many illustrations.
ISBN 978 956 345 9104
Bonderoser og Paeoner
Claus Dalby
High quality reference work with beautiful illustrations and photography. Not as complete as earlier published books on peonies, but a number of topics are approached from a different angle and also less known peony varieties are being treated. What's more is that it's the only peony book that I know of in the Danish language.
Danish, 2011.
160 pages.
Paperback.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 978-87-641-0566-7
Peonies of the World - Polymorphism and Diversity
Hong De-Yuan
Second part of a very interesting reference work on the species of the genus Paeonia, with the focus on morphology. As a botanist, Hong as made a new classification and provides a clear key for determination. Extensive descriptions and pictures on the peony species.
English, 2011.
94
pages.
Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 978 1 84246 4588
Peonies of the World - Taxonomy and Phytogeography
Hong De-Yuan
First part of a very interesting reference work on the species of the genus Paeonia, with the focus on taxonomy and phytogeography. As a botanist, Hong as made a new classification and describes all species and subspecies extensively, including many beautiful drawings and pictures.
English, 2010.
302
pages.
Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 978 1 84246 3925
Peonies 1997-2007
Reiner Jakubowski
A checklist of all registered peony cultivars in the period 1997-2007. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 2008.
213
pages.
Paperback.
No illustrations.
Uitgave van de APS.
Peony rockii and Gansu Mudan
Will McLewin & Dezhong Chen
Outstanding book on these groups of woody peonies, a must-have for true peony lovers. Very describing and informative, and therefore not always very light reading but so very much worth taking one's time for.
English, 2006.
281 pages.
Hardcover.
Stunning illustrations.
ISBN 0-9614088-3-9
Peonies
Pamela McGeorge
Not as complete for new peony enthusiatsts as the book of Allan Rogers, but certainly a nice addition for the peony library of the collector. This book certainly has beautiful and abundantly present photomaterial.
English, 2006.
144 pages.
Paperback.
Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 1 55407 168 2
Pioenen in volle glorie
Ivo Pauwels & Guy Vervoort
A beautiful book on peonies in the Dutch language. Very useable both as an introduction to the world of peonies and as a handbook for enthusiasts and professional growers.
Dutch, 2006.
143 pages.
Hardcover.
Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 9 02096 507 7
Min passion för Pioner
Hermann Krupke
Reference work from a Swedish peoneer. For that fact alone, a worthy addition to the peony lover's collection. Even though written in the Swedish language, and with a rather low resolution picture quality - every time I'm browsing it is making me noticing new and interesting things.
Swedish, 2006.
158 pages.
Hardcover.
Mediocre illustrations.
ISBN 91-631-8980-1
The Gardener's Peony
Martin Page
In parts this book is a revival of, but mainly a prolongation of "The Gardener's Guide to Growing Peonies" of the same author. This book has more depth and is very uptodate. Very many cultivar descriptions are recorded also.
English, 2005.
267 pages.
Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 0 88192 694 9
The Genus Paeonia
Josef J. Halda with James W. Waddick
All there is to know about the genus Paeonia. Included are history of earlier studies after the classification of the genus, morphology, worldwide distribution etc. In ways a controversial, but very extensive description of all species and subspecies of the family Paeoniaceae.
English, 2004.
227 pages.
Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 0 88192 612 4
Peonies
Allan Rogers
The newest edition of a more than excellent book. This can be considered the standard for books on peonies.
English, 2004.
296 pages.
Paperback.
Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 0 88192 662 0
The book of Mediterranean Peonies
Gian Lupo Osti
Again an outstanding book of an institute in the world of peonies, Sr. Osti from Italy. Mediterranean peonies are described extensively and illustrated beautifully with gorgeous pictures and majestic drawings.
English/Italian, 2004.
69 pagina's.
Hardcover.
Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN unknown
Pivoines
Jean-Luc Rivière
A short introduction about the use and care of peonies in the garden, followed by no less than 170 pages of variety descriptions including beautiful pictures. The new edition is brought on the market in June '08, and can be ORDERED through us.
French, 2000.
207 pages.
Paperback.
Very, very many beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 2 50103 497 X
Pioenen - Gids voor liefhebbers en vakmensen
Martin Page
Translation from the original English version of "The Gardener's Guide to Growing Peonies" (1997). A must-have for every peony enthusiast. All areas are fully covered.
Dutch, 1999.
160 pages.
Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 9 06097 506 5
Peonies The Imperial Flower
Jane Fernley-Whittingstall
Strong book on the history of peonies. Also many cultivar descriptions and illustrations. A long-winded book, mainly of interest for the collection.
English, 1999.
384 pages.
Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 0 29782 424 4
The Book of Tree Peonies
Gian Lupo Osti
Simply a fantastic book on tree peonies, with excquisit pictures. Written according to the personal expeditions of expeditions of Sr. Osti, resulting in first-hand and first-class information. Without a doubt the best book on tree peonies.
English, 1999.
124 pages.
Hardcover.
Many illustrations.
ISBN 8 84220 750 0
Prachtvolle Päonien
Michel Rivière
The german translation of the original book of 1992 "Le Monde fabuleux des Pivoines". Both tree peonies and herbaceous peonies are treated nicely. A good book for the collection.
German, 1996.
192 pages.
Hardcover.
Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 3 80016 560 0
Peonies 1986-1996
Greta M. Kessenich
A checklist of all registered peony cultivars in the period 1986-1996. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 1996.
131 pages.
Bind with ringband.
No illustrations.
Published by the APS.
The Peonies
John C. Wister
A very complete book, thorough and a must-have peony reference item. For professional growers, hybridizers and/or the advanced peony enthusiast. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 1995.
220 pages.
Hardcover.
Few illustrations.
Published by the APS.
Handbook of the Peony
Greta M. Kessenich
A full basic training of general knowledge on peonies, from culture to explanation of hybridizing terms etc. A very useful booklet. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.

English, 1995.
98 pages.
Bind with staples.
Few illustrations.
Published by the APS.

Peonies
Allan Rogers
The original publishing with hard cover, contents is completely the same as the paperback-edition published in 2004.
English, 1994.
296 pages.
Hardcover.
Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 0 88192 317 6
. The Peony
Alice Harding
One of the first books on peonies which covers all the bases. It is much written from own perceptions and experiences of the author, but the book is very useful.
English, 1993.
145 pages.
Hardcover.
Beautiful illustrations.
ISBN 0 71347 477 7
The American Hybrid Peony
Greta M. Kessenich
All about the hybrid herbaceous peony. A major highlight is the chapter on hybridizing written by Don Hollingsworth, one of the leading hybridizers of herbaceous peonies of the past decennia.
This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 1990.
208 pages.
Hardcover.
Illustrations.
Published by the APS.
The American Tree Peony
Greta M. Kessenich
Information of solid and concise quality, but mainly many beautiful illustrations and cultivar descriptions on tree peonies and a number of intersectional varieties. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 1988.
39 pages.
Paperback.
Many illustrations.
Published by the APS.
Peonies 1976-1986
Greta M. Kessenich
A checklist of all registered peony cultivars in the period 1976-1986. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 1986.
106 pages.
Bind with ringband.
No illustrations.
Published by the APS.
American Peony Society 75 Years
Carl Klehm and Greta M. Kessenich
This book preserves the history of the APS as articles were published in the APS Bulletins in the period 1903-1979. This has resulted in a book which contains unique information not to be found in any other composed writing. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 1979.
229 pages.
Paperback.
No illustrations.
Published by the APS.
The History of Peonies and Their Originators
Greta M. Kessenich
A checklist of all registered peony cultivars upto the year 1976. This book can be ordered at the APS at a real bargain price.
English, 1976.
161 pages.
Bind with ringband.
No illustrations.
Published by the APS.