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Re: peony people


Ron, Andrea's Festiva Maxima and Sarah Bernhardt are herbaceous peonies.
I think you are talking about woody peonies, tree peonies.


--
Kitty 
neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> Ron, I guess I meant that the top growth had started. It didn't seem to be 
> suckers. I just didn't want to plant them too deep now that the foliage is 
> coming up. 
> 
> THanks! 
> A 
> 
> Andrea H 
> hodgesaa@earthlink.net 
> EarthLink Revolves Around You. 
> 
> 
> > [Original Message] 
> > From: Ronald Verow 
> > To: 
> > Date: 2/19/2005 7:34:28 AM 
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] peony people 
> > 
> > Andrea, something I need to watch with my peonies that I have had for a 
> > few years is the root stock that they were grafted to still tries to 
> > send shoots up from the ground early in the season & if not cut off will 
> > dominate in a few years & will revert back to what the basic root stock 
> > is. I noticed that you said green shoots coming from below the ground. I 
> > don't know if this applies to the type of peony you have or not knowing 
> > very little about any of these things. 
> > 
> > Ron 
> > 
> > A A HODGES wrote: 
> > 
> > >Alright all, I need some advice. I have read that we can grow peonies 
> > >down here as long as they are the early flowering variety. Felder 
> > >Rushing did an article and suggested Festiva Maxima and Sarah Bernhardt 
> > >for us. A week or so ago I happened to be in Lowe's garden shop, imagine 
> > >that, and they had those two peonies for sale in bare root form. Maybe 
> > >this means Lowe's is actually starting to try and sell things that will 
> > >grow in our area. 
> > > 
> > > 
> > >Anyway, because the package said (and I've read it from you guys) that 
> > >peonies need to be planted with the red buds at least 1-2 inches below 
> > >the soil I did that in containers to get them started. Now they have big 
> > >green shoots and leaves coming up from the soil. When I plant them 
> > >outside, 1. Should I probably give them partial shade in our climate? 
> > >and 2. Do I now plant them at soil level since I started them in 
> > >containers with those buds or eyes or whatever 2 inches below the soil? 
> > >3. What type of fertilizer do they like? Am I missing any questions? 
> > > 
> > > 
> > >I assume well drained, fertile soil and well watered but not wet. I can 
> look all this up of course but I trust you guys more. 
> > > 
> > >Also, if I remember correctly, the article by Rushing said to defoliate 
> > >them in the fall so they would go dormant when they're supposed to. Does 
> > >that mean just defoliate or cut them back? 
> > > 
> > > 
> > >THANKS! 
> > >A 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > >Andrea H 
> > >hodgesaa@earthlink.net 
> > >EarthLink Revolves Around You. 
> > > 
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