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Old 05-21-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Also, buy the support ring and put it over the plant now before it starts to shoot up.
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I've got one peony growing, the only surviver of a row of peonies. I want to add to/replace that row but not just with peonies. I've added some rose campion and that's as far as I've gotten. I have a couple of rhubarb plants I'll put in but (ok-here's the question):


How close or far away does a another peony have to be for pollination? I love peonies. I want lots and lots.
I'm afraid to ask...what happened to the other peonies? I've studied peonies a little, since I also LOVE them and are you asking about a pollinator because you want plants from seed?

Making Peony Babies

Not all peonies have fertile flowers. In fact some of the ones that produce seed are VERY valuable because hybridizers want to use them to make new crosses and potentially big profits. The way that most home gardeners make new peonies is by dividing them. Where I live, the best time to do this is fall, when it is cool. You can find out how in a gardening book or magazine, or via an online search.


Good Peony Companions

I'm in MD. Here are some of the combos that seem nice to me:

1. Roses - Mine bloom at the same time as the peonies. This GORGEOUS. Since the flowers are all double, it looks very romantic.

2. Philadelphus - Anohter romantic combination. There are also dwarf philadelphus if the regular size is too big for you. Fragrant and beautiful flowers that also bloom at the same time as my peonies.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I plan to transplant/move my mother's three peony plants to my own house later this year (someone told me August is best)... Anything I should know? The new location isn't particularly sunny. Also no green thumb here!
They are extremely difficult to transplant. Most don't get enough rootball and replant too deep. Do lots of research about your area, zone, and how to transplant before you set out. You might hire someone with experience to help you. It would be a shame to lose them.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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Once you get a happy peony clump, do not fool with it. I learned that the hard way. Peonies & daylilies seem to thrive in same area of my yard.
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