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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 9, 2016 9:50 PM CST
The red flower pot symbol.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Feb 9, 2016 10:07 PM CST
Where are you seeing that symbol ( what catalogue)? Symbols can be unique to each company that uses them and I would think that the meaning would be in the catalogue somewhere, probably near the beginning.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 9, 2016 10:21 PM CST
Maybe it means good also for container gardening
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abhege
Feb 9, 2016 10:22 PM CST
Judging by the name of the plant I would venture a guess that it means you can grow it in a pot.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 9, 2016 10:23 PM CST
Horntoad said:Where are you seeing that symbol ( what catalogue)? Symbols can be unique to each company that uses them and I would think that the meaning would be in the catalogue somewhere, probably near the beginning.


It was online but no info given as brand of magazine.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Feb 9, 2016 10:24 PM CST
Is that a year round plant outside too if kept in the pot? Will it survive our freezing winters, it matches our zone.
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abhege
Feb 9, 2016 10:25 PM CST
Haven't a clue on that.
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 9, 2016 10:34 PM CST
Keith, if you keep it in a pot, it wouldn't withstand the cold as well as if you planted it in the ground. Peonies are very winter-hardy (that one says it's good down to zone 3 ! !) but in a pot the danger is if it freezes and thaws repeatedly, the plant could heave out of the soil and dry out too much, or just be damaged by the soil heaving.

So if you want to grow it, I'd either plant it somewhere in-ground, or grow it in a big pot, but sink the pot in the ground somewhere for the winter, and cover it up well with a mulch of leaves, grass or wood chip mulch.
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Danita
Feb 10, 2016 1:41 AM CST
It looks like it is from here:
http://www.brecksbulbs.ca/product/madrid-patio-peony/spring2...

I couldn't find a key for the symbols but the file name on that little red flower pot image is "PlanterFriendly.png" so I think that makes it pretty clear! Hilarious!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Feb 10, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Danita said:It looks like it is from here:
http://www.brecksbulbs.ca/product/madrid-patio-peony/spring2...

I couldn't find a key for the symbols but the file name on that little red flower pot image is "PlanterFriendly.png" so I think that makes it pretty clear! Hilarious!

Thanks for the sleuth work! 🤓 Mystery solved!

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