Silvia Saunders’ Top Ten
In a 1978 Paeonia newsletter, Silvia Saunders listed these as her favorites, or at least what she most felt should be saved, sometimes to preserve the contributions of a difficult to grow species:
‘Fireflame’ (possibly refers to ‘Firelight’)
16350 F2 (possibly refers to ‘Blushing Princess’)
‘Early Windflower’ and ‘Late Windflower’
Unfortunately, I have not found sources for ‘Fireflame’, ‘Angelica’, or ‘Diantha’. Silvia described 16350 F2 as a “pretty peach ice-cream color” and double; it is possible this is the plant registered later as ‘Blushing Princess’ but we will likely never know for sure. In her notebook, Silvia questioned the description she had written of ‘Fireflame’ as possibly referring to ‘Firelight’, so I am wondering if she also confused the two in this list. It could easily be among my top ten.
My Top Ten (for now)