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Re: Peony question

Melody - I agree w/ you 100 % about our Marge - she IS awesome (you are you know ;-D )


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 13 Dec 2002 05:01:00 -0500 (EST)

> Marge:  I am so in awe of you!  Is there any gardening info. that you can't lay your hands on like that? You are an amazing resource and one of the blessings of this virtual community...WOW!
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein --- On Fri 12/13, Marge Talt  wrote:From: Marge Talt [mailto: mtalt@hort.net]To: gardenchat@hort.netDate: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 01:36:28 -0500Subject: Re: [CHAT] Peony questionYou're welcome, Theresa.  Since you're in an area that probablydoesn't get cold enough for many, I did a quick scan through my savedPeony-list files and here are some that are recommended for hotclimates...all say it's best to go for the early flowering types andsingles will do better than the really blowzy marvelous doubles thatwe all think of when we think 'peony'.  Also consensus is that in thesouth they need part shade (morning sun; afternoon shade is best),good, organically enriched soil and additional watering - of course,good drainage is a must.'Festiva Maxima' - mentioned in many posts as growing and floweringwell in the south..it does fine for me and it gets hot here too quickfor the late flowering bomb types as a rule and they just blast apart(of course, we have our first major d!
> ownpours just as soon as thepeonies open).'Charm''Paul Fay''Pillow Talk''Shirley Temple' lactifloras:'Kelway's Glorious''Kansas''Moonstone''Chief Wapalo''Shawnee Chief'all other types:'Coral Charm''Laddie''Yin Xian Xiu Hong Pao'Mediterranean species - not hardy in the north:Tree peonies:The delavayi complexP. cambessdessica (which may be sorta tricky)P. russi P. emodi P. coriacea P. clusiiP. rhodiaP.turcicaP. parnassicaP. cambessedesii APS Bulletin reports of of herbaceous peonies being grown inShreveport, Louisiana;Louisville, Kentucky; and Cordova, Alabama.  Also in the geographicalcentre of Georgia.Don't know the USDA zones for these areas.   Varieties these authorsrecommend are:'Pico'Sea Shell'Sparkling Star'Bu-te'Westerner'Gay Paree'White Cap'Miss America'Mons. Jules Elie'Mrs. Franklin D. RooseveltEdulis superba and hybrids 'Red Charm', 'Lovely Rose', 'Cytherea, and'Firelight.  It was suggested that most tree peonies would do okay.P. broteroi Marge Talt, zone 7 Marylan!
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