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Re: Peonies for the South

I think it depends on what zone in the South.  We have numerous peonies
that do well here...zones 6 & 7.  Also, Blue Skies and Miss Kim lilacs can
take the heat.  Other lilacs will grow but often subcome to pests.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 05/15/2004 6:15:15 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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