Peonies forum: Benefits of Azomite

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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
May 21, 2016 2:45 PM CST
I've used Azomite on my peonies for a couple of years, last year in combination with BulbTone. I didn't think I saw any difference directly attributable to the Azomite so I didn't use it this spring, just BulbTone. I'm noticing now that I'm seeing quite a few more floppy stems, guess I found its benefit! Won't make that mistake again, will order some soon for fall application.
Liz
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 22, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Thanks for sharing your experience, Liz! I can't say for sure whether Azomite is helpful but I think it also help my peonies to have better more intense colors if I apply the azomite to them.
Name: Yan H
Westminster, MD (Zone 6b)
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huang049
May 22, 2016 1:58 PM CST
I will try it this Fall on my herbaceous peonies, probably not on my tree peony.
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
May 24, 2016 8:13 AM CST
I have been using Azomite's when I plant a new peony and I really think it gets them off to a good start. I have sprinkled some around established peonies, too.
LG
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
May 24, 2016 8:23 AM CST
I dusted some over my veggie garden last year (figured soil was depleted after years of veggies in the same spot) and think it had a good effect... glad to hear of a specific benefit for peonies... it's too pricey for me to put it over all the garden areas each year, but I could use it on the peonies!

Has anybody tried it on oriental or OT lilies? I don't want my new ones to peter out after a few years... and I bet feeding them better is the answer.

I know... "don't guess, soil test!" Somehow I don't get around to it.
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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
May 24, 2016 8:24 PM CST
So far I've only used it on peonies but have oriental and Asiatic lilies in the same beds so they probably benefit from it a bit.
Liz
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
May 24, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Thx!
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