Ask a Question forum: Planting Bartzella Itoh Late Fall

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Name: Lynn
Lockport, IL (Zone 5b)
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Lynn0805
Nov 9, 2013 9:13 AM CST
I am considering purchasing a bareroot Itoh Peony (Bartzella). When is it considered too late to plant? We are supposed to get some very cold weather (mid teens at night) heading our way next week and I don't know if it's too late to plant the bareroot. Would it be better to plant in a pot and keep in the garage until spring?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 9, 2013 10:02 AM CST
I would plant it right away in the ground and mulch it a bit so it takes root.
Peonies like the cold. I have peonies to dig in yet here.
Name: Lynn
Lockport, IL (Zone 5b)
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Lynn0805
Nov 9, 2013 10:17 AM CST
Thanks for the fast response, Caroline. I will buy it now and immediate plant it as soon as I receive it. This is a surprise Christmas present for my son. Thanks again!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Nov 9, 2013 12:21 PM CST

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Yes thanks Caroline. I didn't realize there was still time.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Nov 9, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Caroline, do you grow tree peonies or the Itoh hybrids way up there?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Nov 10, 2013 1:50 AM CST
Other people here do grow Itohs and tree peonies.
I grow mainly Lactifloras, and what ever NOIDS that I can find cheap late in the season.
I missed the sales of Itohs this year.
I think one needs to watch for the more hardy cultivars of both Itohs and Tree peonies.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Nov 10, 2013 7:33 PM CST
I am pleasantly surprised, Caroline.

You gardeners up there seem to get away with a lot of things!

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