Peonies forum: Adelman's 2015 Catalog

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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Feb 24, 2015 8:50 PM CST
Has anyone else seen Adelman's ([url=www.peonyparadise.com]www.peonyparadise.com[/url]) 2015 fall catalog? They have Singing in the Rain for $40 and P. Tenuifolia Rosea (single PINK species fernleaf) for $30. Haven't seen either of them offered from any of the big growers for anywhere NEAR that low. Anyone interested in unusual species, not hybrid, fernleaf varieties might want to grab one while they're available!
Liz
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Feb 25, 2015 7:32 AM CST
THanks to your post. I snatched up the rosea p.tenufolia, la perle, rozella, and white frost. If I did not already have Singin in the Rain, I would have gotten that one as well. Great offering this year from Adelman's peonies.
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Feb 25, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Thanks for the alert. I just ordered the pink fern leaf and am glad to find it. They are supposed to be really scarce. It gives me a pink, single red, double red, and lithophile, all the species type. I enjoy my fernies.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 25, 2015 10:25 AM CST
I went, looked, drooled, craved ---- but resisted. I simply have no more room. And I shot my budget on dahlias. Not as good an investment but I do love them. Peonies are so hardy here and require no maintenance. Dahlias work you to death.
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Feb 26, 2015 5:38 AM CST
Glad you guys grabbed that fernleaf, it took me several minutes to believe the price on that one. Did a quick search on the name and the next closest price was from a Canadian grower for $90. Here's hoping we all have good luck with it!

I didn't even notice they had White Frost, Karen! That's one I've been looking for, can't believe I missed it. Might have to see if I can add it to my order...
Liz
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Feb 26, 2015 8:03 AM CST
I can't believe the price either. I just hope that the peony is true to name as the pic shown on the Carsten database. I have been wanting the other 3 for awhile so the rosea p.tenufolia just makes it the right time to order them. Hilarious!
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Feb 26, 2015 10:01 AM CST
A good source for fern leaf info. http://www.peonies.org/P_tenuifolia.html
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Feb 26, 2015 7:50 PM CST
I'd worry about getting it from some places but Adelmans has always been very reputable. I'll be the first to yell if it's not what they advertised!
Liz
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 27, 2015 8:35 AM CST
Adelman's always has some amazing prices compared to other vendors; have any of you noticed they have Etched Salmon for $32, compared to Klehm's $75.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 27, 2015 8:58 AM CST
OH my. You guys are driving me nuts. I love Etched Salmon. I had Coral Sunset and thought I had lost it but a year after the top part rotted I found it growing from deep roots among the rhubarb. I had thoroughly tilled the soil and was sure there was nothing there. I got two roots in pots and they have pips. Etched Salmon is very similar Just lovely.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Feb 27, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Did you see their price for Mackinac Grand? $28! Sorry Mary Stella! That's the only other one I noticed that had a really, REALLY good price! I got Etched Salmon 2 falls ago, think from Hollingsworth but I don't remember for sure. It had 2 blooms on it last spring and I couldn't force myself to cut them off as buds. The plant was really small but even those first blooms were beautiful.
Liz
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 27, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Oh yeah, I snatched up The Mackinac Grand from them last year! Klehm's has it priced $135!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Feb 27, 2015 1:40 PM CST
I purchased 'the mackinaw grand' last year from Brooks for $35.

Since i am from Michigan, i had to do it:)

we have had a cold winter in Michigan (still), but but we did have snow cover.

i planted many new peonies last fall.

it will be interesting to see how they do.
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Feb 27, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Mackinac Grand:

Adelman $28

Hollingsworth $60

Klehm $135

I can't understand how one would pay $60 let alone $135 for a common peony. It can't be that scarce since it is available from at least 3 major vendors. Some of the yellows maybe but not a red.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Feb 27, 2015 3:24 PM CST
Frank, I'm looking forward to your Peony show! You'll have lots to compare from different growers, it will be very interesting seeing how they perform.

Old Faithful is one that is expensive wherever I see it offered. Its a 1964 hybrid, which makes me wonder if it is slow to increase. Klehm's has it for $75, and Adelman's for $50.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 27, 2015 5:01 PM CST
I paid $150 for my MacKinac Grand. Bought it from Reath's in Michigan (UP). Nice people.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Feb 27, 2015 5:36 PM CST
Frank, visited Mackinac Island a few years ago while on vacation in MI. Saw tons of peony plants but we were there too late to see them bloom...beautiful island, though!
Liz
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Feb 27, 2015 5:41 PM CST
Speaking of expensive peonies, Adelman has 'Pastelegance' for $250 and Solaris Farms has the same for $300. Away out of my price range.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Mar 4, 2015 5:35 PM CST
I learned my lesson with MacKinac Grand and Lemon Chiffon. Even the Itoh's I have paid $99 for can be gotten for $40 or so some places. Prices always drop and so will Pastelegance.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Mar 5, 2015 6:37 AM CST
I bought my first Itoh peony in 2005 for $100 from Adelmans. It seems to be selling for $80 now.

Subsequent Itoh purchases have all been in the $40 range.

I am with Mary, prices always drop.

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