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Old 05-21-2015, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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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.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that they self-pollinate.
I had just one for years, and it has fabulous blooms.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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Planting Peonies

Planting Peonies
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I'm pretty sure they self pollinate. I have 1 yellow peony that blooms beautifully each spring. It's beautiful!
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:47 AM
 
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which means I may have a peony this year.


Thanks, folks.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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They are self-pollinating.

I have one stand alone plant. It blooms wonderfully.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:54 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Remember that peonies are extremely picky about planting depth. I have a couple that I have to dig up and raise a bit this year (I should have done it a couple years ago). Lots of foliage, no flowers, lots of sun.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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oh. It's been there for ages. I'll wait and see. If it aint broke don't fix it. I don't have a green thumb.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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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!
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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