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Re: Peonies for the South

Andrea and Pam: I have two festiva maxima peonies and I love them! I'm
probably going to divide them this fall as they have gotten absolutely
enormous (about 3 feet across and about 4 feet tall with buds on), so
it's time. Up here peonies cant get pretty big...I'll send you a picture
when they bloom. Now...do you guys want some to try free before you buy?
If you'll remind me in the fall, I'll be happy to send you each some.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sat 05/15,  < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:
From:  [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 21:22:10 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Peonies for the South

Andrea - how big are these things? I've got no room for anything
bigger<br>than a small lavender. Peonies in the South?? What a
concept.<br><br><br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp, TX<br>zone 8A<br>----- Original
Message -----<br>From: Andrea H<br>Sent: 5/15/2004 8:04:51 PM<br>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] Peonies for the South<br><br>&gt;
I read in the book Passalong Plants by Steve Bender and Felder Rushing
today<br>&gt; that there are 3 peonies that will survive in the deep
south.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Festiva maxima, Big Ben, and a pink on that I
can't remember the name of.<br>&gt; Apparently, we have to plant the
early flowering ones as the rest will not<br>&gt; make it.<br>&gt;
<br>&gt; Has anyone tried this down here? We are supposed to plant them
in October so<br>&gt; I'm going to see if I can buy some to plant in the
fall. I've GOT to try this.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Andrea H<br>&gt; Beaufort,
SC<br>&gt; <br>&gt;
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