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Re: Peonies for the South

Well, according to the book, the peonies need the dormancy, not the chill to
set buds, so here, we would have to cut back the plant early enough in the
fall that the root would go dormant for at least 3 months. Hey, it's worth a
shot. Oh, and the name of the other one is Monsieur Jules Elie.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Peonies for the South

> Fextiva maxima is an old one, but one of my favorites.  I hope it will
> for you.  Peonies are one reason I could never  consider  living in the
> south again - and lilacs.  My grandmother was born in New York state and
> family moved to Florida when she was about eight years old.  She never
> wishing for lilacs. Many times she  described them to me and told me how
> fragrant they were.  I used to send her gift plants of the Persian lilac
that was
> supposed to survive there, but she always said "They're just not the
> Auralie
> In a message dated 05/15/2004 9:09:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> hodgesaa@earthlink.net writes:
> > Festiva maxima, Big Ben, and a pink on that I can't remember the name
> > Apparently, we have to plant the early flowering ones as the rest will
> > make it.
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