Peonies forum: paeonia suffruticosa

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Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Mar 12, 2015 2:33 AM CST
Hello everyone,

I have bought two paeonia suffruticosa(both grafted),
Does anyone have experience with this plant?
Thumb of 2015-03-12/snarfie/ab66dc


Thumb of 2015-03-12/snarfie/57881b

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Name: Karen
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kousa
Mar 12, 2015 7:03 AM CST
They look great! What are their names? I just love new tree peony foliage.
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Zencat
Mar 12, 2015 8:02 AM CST
I have one and I love it. Yours does, indeed, look great! Did you have a question?
Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Mar 12, 2015 8:10 AM CST
I don't know the cultivar names, but the one in the first photo should be pink and the one in the second photo should be yellow. They weren't rooted yet, but their fleshy taproots were looking healthy. They were grafted on the taproots. I haven't seen something like that before
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Name: Karen
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kousa
Mar 12, 2015 8:50 AM CST
You need to plant the plants as deep as possible, burying the grafted tap root below 3-4 inches below soil line so that they do not send up growths which can take over the tree peony.
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 12, 2015 6:26 PM CST
Congrats on your new tree peonies, they look like they're growing well!
Liz
Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Mar 13, 2015 7:58 AM CST
kousa said:You need to plant the plants as deep as possible, burying the grafted tap root below 3-4 inches below soil line so that they do not send up growths which can take over the tree peony.


I know. I have lots of grafted plants(grafted some myself), and i usually just prune away the wild growth. And there might be a chance that i want to have one that's not cultivated, so if a wild branch emerges i will let it grow for one season, and then slowly separate it from the mother.
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Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 13, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Sounds like you really know what you're doing, Snarfie! I purchased a Rockii tree peony last year, first experience with the variety. No new growth yet here...
Liz
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kousa
Mar 14, 2015 2:31 PM CST
I agree with Liz! You probably are much more knowledgeable than me. I have only a few years experience and I have been learning along the way. Last year I tried grafting tree peonies and they all failed. Sad I think the cold weather must have penetrated the bed and froze the grafts causing them to fail. Not sure.

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