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Re: Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies especially...

90uh7yjjj   < that was my cat, Mick's contribution
Peonies from fall planted containers are just fine - like you said, they
have their feeder roots.  For several years now I have been digging peonies
in fall and potting up to sell at my own spring plant sale.  Returning
customers have sometimes told me they bloomed that same year.  Those would
probably be the larger containers with more eyes.  Sometimes it's not worth
dividing them down further because these attempts can break more roots than
can be saved.  So right now I have peonies ready to go in anything from 1gal
to 7gal tubs.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies

> Hello Kitty,
>     I purchased quite a few peony roots last fall that come in a "good
> from a known wholesale/ retailer. Potted them up to 2 and 3 gallon pots
> them out in a frame to ride with the local temps. Just pulled a remay
> over them from December thru March. They are not about a foot in height in
> the pots. I checked the root systems just for the heck of it and the pots
> are almost filled with feeder roots that formed over the winter.
>     Also ... I just receive a wholesale catalog from the same company.....
> they only ship peony roots in September. I do know that I can order roots
> from the Dutch just about any time as they are held in coolers with
> control.
>     Would I transplant peony in my own garden from a container... may have
> to try it to see how the rules ride in reality...
>     to be continued...
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> snip...
> > As to selling potted bareroot peonies in spring at the greenhouse, this
> has
> > probably evolved because no matter how many times you tell people about
> fall
> > planting, they think of peonies in spring and ask for them.  So the
> > intelligent nursery owner finds a way to respond.  I'd guess that a bare
> > root process was developed specifically to meet the market demand.
> >
> > Kitty
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