Peonies forum: Blooms from Swenson Gardens Purchase

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
May 27, 2016 9:05 AM CST
I bought some peonies from Swenson last year. The only one that has no buds is Diana Parks. Here is first to bloom:

Green Lotus


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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
May 27, 2016 9:03 PM CST
Another lovely bloom, Karen!
Liz
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
May 29, 2016 6:17 AM CST
Karen, my Diana Parks has one bud and it did not open yet. Out of the 15 cultivars I ordered last year, 10 of them had buds.

In the pic from left to right is Red Charm, Henry Bockstoce and Old Faithful. Red Charm is from another vendor but HB and Old Faithful are both from Swenson's.
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
May 29, 2016 6:22 AM CST

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What very nice deep reds, Lily. Nice comparison photo.

Karen, Green Lotus is lovely too.
Tracey
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
May 29, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Those look awesome, Lily! I like your comparison too. I am very happy with Swenson peony purchase. The roots are very healthy and true to name.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
May 31, 2016 4:50 AM CST
Thank you Tracey.

Karen, I too, am very happy with my Swenson order. Here is another one. Etched Salmon.
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Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
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AlexUnder
May 31, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Lily, I love your ES, patiently waiting for mine to open. Bought one from Parkland last year, but divided into 2 ( hopefully into 4 ) pieces.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
May 31, 2016 11:03 AM CST
Thank you Alex. I remember your post last year. You were the first one to receive peony root orders last fall. Parkland has sent you some nice roots, too bad they are not in business anymore. Please post some pics of your ES and also your Red Charm when they bloom.
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Jun 1, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Karen, beautiful photos.
LG
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Jun 1, 2016 2:13 PM CST
Thanks LG.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jun 4, 2016 9:02 PM CST
Here is Candy Stripe blooming today. There is only this one bloom this year.


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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
Jun 5, 2016 5:18 AM CST
Candy Stripe is lovely, Karen! Congrats!
Liz
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
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AlexUnder
Jun 5, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Karen, your picture of candy Stripe is better that what catalogues show!
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jun 5, 2016 7:39 AM CST

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Mine never looks that good, Karen. Congrats!
Tracey
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Jun 6, 2016 6:55 AM CST
That is a beautiful peony, Karen.
LG
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jun 6, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Thank You! all. It is actually looking nicer in the pic than in person as it is quite small. Hopefully it gets bigger next year with more petals.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 11, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Svenson... yah pretty good:)

I have ordered a couple of times now, good nursery!

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