Peony Cupid's Kiss
Paeonia 'Cupid's Kiss' is an early midseason Herbaceous Hybrid, double pink, pink flowers are edged with darker pink stripes, flower size 5.5 inch / 14 cm, have pollen and carpels, vigorous grower, upright growth habit, stem length 32 inch / 80 cm, healthy green foliage, good potential for cut-flower production, unregistered seedling, (Joshua Scholten - Peony Shop Holland, Lutjebroek, The Netherlands).
'Cupid's Kiss' is from the mythical lover story 'Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss' where the God Cupid gives in the height of love and tenderness, immediately after awakening Psyche with a kiss. The story of Cupid and Psyche appears in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. Still, the most extended source of the tale is the Latin novel Metamorphoses, also known as The Golden Ass, by Apuleius (2nd century AD). The story’s theme concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche (“Soul” or “Breath of Life”) and Cupid, and their last union in marriage. Psyche’s story includes the theme of dangerous curiosity, punishments and tests, and redemption through divine favor.
The back story is that the fame of Psyche’s beauty threatened to eclipse that of Venus herself. So the love goddess sent Cupid to work her revenge. Cupid, however, becomes enamored with Psyche and rescues her by hiding her in his palace. He visits her by night, warning her not to try to look upon him. Psyche’s envious sisters convince her that her lover must be a hideous monster, and she finally uses a lamp in their chamber to see him. Startled by his beauty, she drips hot oil from the lamp and wakes him. He then abandons her because she broke her bond.
Psyche then is trapped wandering the earth looking for him, and in desperation, submits to the service of Venus. The goddess sends Psyche on a series of quests. Each time she despairs, and each time she is given divine aid. On her last task, she is required to retrieve a dose of Proserpina’s beauty from the underworld. She succeeds, but on the way back, she can’t resist opening the box in the hope of benefitting from it herself, after which she falls into a lifeless sleep.
Cupid finds her in this lifeless state and revives her by returning the sleep into the box. “Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss” is the climax of the story, after which Cupid grants Psyche immortality so they can be wed as equals. Thus Psyche became the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros or the Roman equivalent Cupid, the God of love.
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Peony Cupid's Kiss is an early midseason pink Paeonia Hybrid and one of the many special pink Peonies that we grow at Peony Nursery Peony Shop Holland
About peony nursery "Peonyshop.com" Peony Shop Holland Lutjebroek
Peony Growers Peony Shop Holland at this time only centers on building exceptional, exceptional good peonies. It hasn't always been this situation. This specific firm carries an broad back ground starting up in 1875 with Simon Scholten that was growing veggies and fruit for her full time income.
During the year 2001 this specific company created their unique new advertising-name & logo "Peonyshop.com" and after that they started concentrating on developing exclusive peonies. In the year 2002 this business opened up their very own online peonyshop with Peonies & Buxus. In 2003 Joshua Scholten began with breeding peonies. After that in year 2004 this organization started to export peonies from the Netherlands all around European countries, America and even Asia.
Currently our peony nursery is specialized in expanding and increasing the number of exceptional, top quality peony roots that are offered for sale and released world wide. Furthermore the company additionally cut peonies mainly helping the Dutch peony flower market.The most important things we pride:
- The premium quality of our own products
- Our ability to export international
- All of our broad assortment peonies like Cupid's Kiss
- Our crame of large potential seedling peonies
About Cupid's Kiss peony plants
The fall is truly the correct period for growing peony plants. Pretty much all peonies tend to be incredibly long-term-lived plants functioning for approximately fifty up to seventy years, so soon after you have the peonies placed correctly, a person will certainly benefit from them for many years. The plants have a preference for a bright area having a well-drained dirt. A good air flow circulation presented around the peonie can also be significant. These kind of circumstances allow these plants to prevent disease problems. To prepare the planting hole meant for a bareroot peony plant, dig the dirt to the level of 12-18inches. Make use of a garden fork to release the sides of the planting hole at the same time. It is very extremely important and vital that the particular "eyes", or growing nodes, situated nearby the bottom of the old stem, end up no more than Two " under the soil surface.