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Tree peony, Paeonia suffruticosa


Tree peony, Paeonia suffruticosa

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It's getting there! A bit further open today.

17 May, 2013

 

Gorgeous!

17 May, 2013

 

Thanks for your comment Feverfew and Scottish. Soon other peonies will be in bloom as well.

18 May, 2013

 

My favourite time :) I had to bite the bullet and move one yesterday. It was getting engulfed by other plants - it suffered a bit last year by minor flooding and hasn't produced any flower buds either. It's in a better spot now and figuered it was worth the risk!

18 May, 2013

 

Good luck Scottish with that. Hopefully it will like its new location better. I have several that are crowded by other plants but I think I will relocate the "other" plants first. I read somewhere that peonies do not like to be tranplanted... they take years to get established. I do not know if it is true or not. Did you transplant some before?

18 May, 2013

 

It's a myth Klahanie - if they are flowering plants - you need to ensure that you plant at exactly the same level as the ground they were previously in. I've 2 budding up nicely that were moved at the end of summer last year.
The correct time is autumn when they are dormant but I never do things at the right time ;)
I've a couple that don't flower - they came from pieces of tubers taken from my brothers garden - I will lift them in the autumn, move them but plant them a bit shallower.

19 May, 2013

 

Thanks for the info Scottish.

20 May, 2013



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