Peony Glossary (page under development)
Sometimes referred to as understock. A root used in the grafting procedure that serves as a temporary root system, until the scion or bud material produces ‘own roots’. Commonly used to propagate woody peonies.
A stem that includes buds used in grafting to join with a nurse root.
A group of similar individual peonies capable of reproduction in nature. These are often referred to as ‘wild’ or ‘wild botanic species’, as they occur in nature without human intervention in their life cycles.