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Oct 15, 2012 9:59 PM CST
|It is Christmas in October!!! I told myself no more ordering new peonies last year, but then I found out about Bannister Gardens half-off sale in August. I couldn't resist putting in an order for 6 more - 4 herbaceous ones, one ITOH, and a double fernleaf. They ran out of the double fernleaf, but I received the other 5 a few days ago, They all have a goodly number of eyes, and the roots were very healthy. New roots are already sprouting so I plan on getting them into the ground in the next few days. Here is Pink Hawaiian Coral with lots of eyes and a great price. That one was planted today.|
Oct 15, 2012 10:03 PM CST
|And here are the other 4 - Burma midnight, Raspberry charm, Cheddar Gold, and an ITOH - Garden Treasure (at half off, it was an affordable $45) |
I am disappointed that I did not get any fernleaf peony as that is the only type that I do not have.
Oct 16, 2012 8:03 AM CST
|What good healthy roots!|
You will need to post pictures when they flower!
That sounds like a good assortment---what colours are the flowers?
I think Pink Hawaiin is a coral pink? I am not familiar with the others.
Oct 16, 2012 8:41 AM CST
|Lucky you to get Garden Treasure. I wanted to add a yellow but the ones I wanted - Garden Treasure and Prairie Charm - are out of my price range for now. |
Oct 16, 2012 11:17 AM CST
|Caroline - yes Pink Hawaiian coral is a coral pink/salmonish color. Burma midnight is a dark red, cheddar gold is white with yellow center, and raspberry charm is a bright red. I have a lot of pinks, so wanted to increase the reds and whites in my yard.|
Julia - I wasn't willing to pay $100 for the yellow ITOHs either, but $45 was just at the right price to snare me in
Oct 17, 2012 5:36 AM CST
|That is my problem: too many pinks, and the yellows are very expensive!|
Oct 17, 2012 7:32 AM CST
|You picked some really nice ones Dianne. Pink Hawaiian Coral is one of my favorites. One of the first ones I remember just being amazed at the beauty when I saw it. And there is something really striking about a pretty pink peony in bloom. Congrats on your new finds.|
Oct 29, 2012 6:42 PM CST
|In addition to the species double fern leaf, I also received 'Gay Paree' which is a new type for me. Slowly building a base group of named peonies in addition to several "guesses" cultivars.|
Oct 29, 2012 9:45 PM CST
|Jerry - lucky you! You must have ordered early enough to get the species double fern leaf. They ran out and could not fill my order.|
Oct 30, 2012 2:44 AM CST
|I read this thread about a week ago and off I went to visit Bannister Gardens (http://www.peonies.net/peony_c...). I placed my order and received my healthy peony rhizomes yesterday. I ordered Red Charm, Burma Midnight, Mrs. FDR, Henry Bockstoce, Topeka Garnet, Requiem and Ann Berry Cousins. |
Oct 30, 2012 7:29 AM CST
|Actually, I had placed my intent to order the FL last year after I missed the early boat. I think all their species peonies were sold out very early. They are the place to go to for many of the hard to find peonies.|
Oct 30, 2012 11:39 AM CST
|You're welcome, Lily. Deals like that is always good.|
Jerry - I'll have to remember that next year and order early.
May 8, 2013 8:17 AM CST
|I placed an order at Bannister's two weeks ago. They have some cultivars that are on sale, in case some members are interested to know.|
May 8, 2013 11:19 AM CST
|I plan on checking them out when I'm in KC next weekend for a niece's graduation. :)|
May 9, 2013 6:27 AM CST
|Please take some pics and share them with us!|