ALM- Award of Landscape Merit is a new award instituted by the American Peony Society. In order for a peony to be awarded this status it is expected to stand self-supported through various weather conditions as well as display superior excellence in the ornamental values for which peonies are wanted, plus year to year reliability of performance across North America's peony growing regions. To read more and view those that have been awarded click this link to American Peony Society, Award of Landscape Merit peonies.
GM- Gold Medal award Exceptional peonies have long been recognized by the American Peony Society by way of awarding medals and certificates. In this scheme of things the Gold Medal has always been considered the ultimate accolade, but as the Society and the interest in peonies has evolved, so to have the criteria by which these medals were awarded. Beauty is always expected in a plant awarded a society's highest honor but it is no longer the overriding factor that it once was. Click this link to see the American Peony Society, Gold Medal peonies.
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