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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jul 5, 2015 10:39 AM CST
Though I have more peonies than the space I have to grow them, somehow I still sneak in more than a few every year. Looks like this year will be no difference. I have 3 coming from Swenson and 3 from Adelman: Candy Stripe, The Fawn, Green Lotus, La Perle, White Frost, Pink Fernleaf. I am considering getting some tree peonies from Tree Peony Garden but have not decided what to get. Looks like I will have to convert more lawn to peony bed. Is anyone in the same predicament?
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jul 5, 2015 2:53 PM CST

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Anywhere there is grass is fair game Hilarious!

I have tried to keep order numbers lower as I am working on saving some room for some seedlings to grow out. Still I think I have small orders from Swenson, Adelmans, Solaris farms and Fina. Under ten I think, but each has been on my list for years. I tend to have an ongoing "list" that I pair down every year.
Tracey
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Jul 6, 2015 8:54 AM CST
I also ordered from Adelmans--Class Act, Dolorodell, Felix Supreme, Missie's Blush and the pink fernleaf. Just put in an order from Tree Peony Garden for 5 new trees, Hua Hu Die, Kao, Luo Yang Hong, Xue Shan Qing Soung and Yachiyotsubaki. Gilbert Wild's fall selections are out and there are a few that I'm planning to order there--Astarte, Liberty Bell and a few buy 1 get 1 frees, Negricans, Westerner and Allen P McConnell. They also have a few spider daylilies that I'll probably order, too. They have a new coupon code for 10% off of $100 or more plus free shipping, use 15FC if you decide to order!
Liz
Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Jul 9, 2015 11:34 AM CST
I would like to add a few very fragrant herbaceous peonies that don't need staking and whose foliage remains beautiful until frost. Ones that smell like roses would be highest on my wish list. Any sggestions?
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jul 9, 2015 2:17 PM CST
Most of the rose scented peonies are old fashioned Grandma's type of peonies and they are very floppy. You will have to provide support for them if you want their fragrance. For me, Myrtle Gentry, Madame de Verneille, and Laura Dessert have a pleasant rose scent. Please know that no scent from any peony is comparable to the rose, IMHO.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jul 10, 2015 5:42 PM CST
And Laura Dessert is a lovely peon

Hidden Springs Flower Farm: Fragrant Peony Laura Dessert
Double Anemone form, may have a pink cast to petals and a distinct lemon yellow ball of petals when first open. Strong grower and quite generous bloomer. Holds color nicely when cut early and brought in for display where its fragrance can be admired. The foliage is a very healthy dark green. One of my top 10 personal favorites. Plant in full sun.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jul 11, 2015 4:27 PM CST
I am about ready to send in an order to Swenson

Itohs only...

Paeonia 'First Arrival', Paeonia 'Julia Rose', Paeonia 'Kaleidoscope, Paeonia 'Unique'
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 11, 2015 10:24 PM CST
Kaleidoscope, Candy Stripe, & Green Lotus are some of the ones I'll be trying to get this year but hope to get a few others also. I'll also be trying to grow some from seed. If anyone has any extra seeds that they want to sell or trade please shoot me a treemail.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jul 11, 2015 10:28 PM CST
I have ordered several including Athena, Coral Charm, Hawaiin Coral,
Grace Root and Lorelei---and I think Raspberry Sundae.
I order from Canadian companies---Vesey and D'Auost.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Jul 13, 2015 11:37 PM CST
I have ordered 17 cultivars-15 from Swenson and 2 from Bannister. First time to order from Swenson. Rosedale, Solange, Etched Salmon, Pink Hawaiian Coral, Old Faithful, Joker, Henry Bockstoce(Ordered this a couple of years ago but got sent the wrong one.), The Fawn, Diana Parks, Coral Charm(Received wrong one also.), Bess Bockstoce, Coral Sunset, Green Lotus, Raspberry Charm, Norma Volz, Mdme. Calot and Myrtle Gentry. Getting rid of some hostas to give way to these beauties.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jul 14, 2015 11:16 AM CST
I have ordered about 20 peonies, all but two are herbaceous. They are for the botanical garden (donation) to fill out their Gold Medal Winners. I hope they all arrive as ordered but we know how that goes. We will plant them in the research plot and find out what was really sent next spring. Hopefully by then we will have more space in the main gardens for them. I hate to plant them in one spot this fall then in another next spring but not much choice.

One of the horticulturists planted many new ones last year but many died. I have pretty much pinned down the ones that died. That leaves the ones he planted and didn't label. All in one bed and all deep red or wine colored doubles. Very difficult to tell apart, if not impossible for us. None of us are experts in peonies.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jul 18, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Found a half dead Coral Sunset and had to bring it home and try to rejuvenate it!
Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Jul 19, 2015 12:34 PM CST

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Save her Caroline! You can do it!
Tracey
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jul 19, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Planted in part shade because of heat right now.
Will cut trees back for next year.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Jul 20, 2015 9:29 PM CST
Hi y'all, here are my peonies that I ordered in March from Swenson's, for fall delivery.

1 JAPANESE ITOH
1 SHINING LIGHT
2 SCARLET HEAVEN
1 ETCHED SALMON
1 JOKER
1 LORD CAVIN
2 THE FAWN

I also have 4 peonies that I bought this spring from 2 local nurseries, that are still in their pots, and they'll get planted in the fall. Now I'll have to figure out where all of these plants will be going.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jul 21, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Now since I have not heard of any of those----will have to research those!
Quite a list! I hope they all grow well for you.

They are probably cultivars for warmer climates? and that is why I have not heard?

Do you know the hardiness ratings?
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Jul 21, 2015 11:32 AM CST
WHOO HOO Annette!! I got the Japanese Itoh, Shining Light, Lord Calvin and The Fawn last year. All did well considering our lousy spring with 10" of snow on Mother's Day but the only one that bloomed was Lord Calvin. I was actually disappointed in it's bloom, it had almost no color in it, but I'm waiting for 2nd year blooms to be better! You seem to have much better success with peonies so yours will probably bloom next spring, maybe we'll have 1st bloomed pictures the same year!
Caroline, I've never seen the Japanese Itoh anywhere other than Swenson's. I ordered it primarily because of the unusual color advertised for the foliage; it's supposed to be a dark blue-green. I can honestly say there wasn't a significant difference in color from any other darker green though from this spring. It's a semi-double yellow with no streaking. IF the foliage is darker and blue-green it should be a really pretty contrast.
Liz
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
Jul 21, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Okay, here's my entire peony order for fall 2015:

key
APG-Adelman Peony Garden
FG-Fina Gardens
GW-Gilbert Wild
HG-Hidden Gardens
HP-Hollingsworth
LPDA- La Pivoinerie D'Aoust
PL-Parkland
TPG- Tree Peony Garden

Adonis APG
Allan Rogers HG
Allen P McConnell (2) GW
Alerti GW
Amberglow PL
Anemoneflora Rosea FG
Annisquam HG
Artemis HP
Astarte GW
Attar of Roses LPDA
August Dessert PL
Avant Garde PL
Bernice Carr HP
Bright Knight HG
Class Act APG
Color Magnet HP
Coralie HG
Couronne d'Or GW (repeat but can't pass up at GW prices! Besides, who knows what mystery peony I MIGHT get?)
Dai Jo Kuan GW
Dianne APG
Dolorodell APG
DR J.H.Neeley HP
Early Canary HP new intro for this year from Hollingsworth
Ensign Moriarity HG
Felix Supreme APG
Gayborder June AD
Grace Root LPDA
Hargrove Hudson PL
Hua Hu Die TPG
Jeannot PL
John Harvard APG
Josette LPDA
Kao TPG
Kirinmaru FG
Le Printemps LPDA
Liberty Bell GW
Liebchen HG
Lillian Gumm LPDA
Lois Kelsey FG
Lovely Rose APG (repeat--the one I've been calling Lovely Rose isn't--it's a semi-double coral but I don't know which one because it grows and blooms earlier than the other corals I have. Plan to divide my mis-ID and plant right next to this Lovely Rose and near corals already in front garden to figure it out.)
Luetta Pfeiffer PL
Luo Yang Hong TPG
Madame Claude Tain AD
Madame Emile Galle LPDA
Margaret's Delight APG
Marguerite Gerard AD
Marie Jacquin HG (AKA Bridesmaid and Waterlily)
Marilla Beauty HP
Mary Gretchen APG
Ming Joy AD
Missie's Blush APG
Mme Jules Dessert PL
Negricans (2) GW
P. Caucasica PL
P. Tenuifolia Rosea APG (2)
P. Veitchii var Woodwardii PL
Petite Elegence PL
Pillow Talk PL
Pink Bubbles HP new intro for this year from Hollingsworth
Pink Cotton Candy FG
Pink Patterns HP
Pink Teacup HP
Queen of Hamburg HP
Requiem FG
Rose Garland HP
Roselette's Child HP
Rose Shaylor PL
Rozella APG
Salmon Glow PL
Sandra Marie HP
Schafe LPDA
Strawberry Wine HP
Superior LPDA
Sweet Melody HP
Sweet Sixteen APG
Tourangelle APG (repeat)
Unique PL
Westerner (2) GW
Winged Victory GW
Xue Shan Qing Soung TPG
Yachiyotsubaki TPG

I plan to squeeze these in to existing gardens this fall and start adding more growing space on to divide/move things in the next few years. Also need to divide lily bulbs this fall to plant between peonies for summer color. My front (newest bed) is looking too sparse right now, I'll take care of THAT this fall!
Liz
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Jul 21, 2015 12:59 PM CST

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Wow,Liz, you got professional farm equipment to help plant all that? Should be a great show after a few years. Thumbs up
Tracey
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
Jul 21, 2015 1:09 PM CST
Believe it or not this year's order is smaller than last year's. I spent months over the last couple of years getting raised beds ready so it's really easy to plant. I've been lucky enough that the orders have arrived during different weeks. If it goes that way this fall and as long as I plant within a couple of days of arrival so I can break it down into several smaller jobs instead of a single big one it'll be doable.
Liz

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