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Re: Peonies for the South

Fextiva maxima is an old one, but one of my favorites.  I hope it will grow 
for you.  Peonies are one reason I could never  consider  living in the deep 
south again - and lilacs.  My grandmother was born in New York state and the 
family moved to Florida when she was about eight years old.  She never stopped 
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 same."

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 of.
> Apparently, we have to plant the early flowering ones as the rest will not
> make it.

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