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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Jul 14, 2021 12:07 PM CST
Paeonia 'Joker' Lactiflora- (Landis /Rogers, 2004)

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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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anyagoro
Jul 14, 2021 7:51 PM CST
I love this peony! Frank, your Joker is gorgeous! Once I saw this peony in our botanical garden I wanted to get it. After some mishaps it is growing in my garden and hopefully will flower next summer. Crossing Fingers!
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Jul 14, 2021 7:57 PM CST

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I have this peony from a couple of places and it has not bloomed in a couple of years.

Yours is beautiful, Frank
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Jul 15, 2021 5:21 AM CST
I have had good luck with mine. Planted in 2014, first blooms in 2016 and has bloomed every year since then. The plant is somewhat smaller (shorter and thinner) than most of my other lactifloras.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jul 15, 2021 9:06 AM CST
It's on my list Frank.
2022 wishlist: Summer Glow and Blonde Vision.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Jul 19, 2021 7:02 AM CST
Beautiful, Frank!

Anya, I can't wait to see Joker blooms from your garden next spring. I will be very interested to see how the color opens and changes in Alaska. I think the colors will be amazing.

LG, I hope your Joker will make a turnaround and bloom for you next year.

Here are some pics of Joker from my garden.
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Jul 19, 2021 7:51 AM CST
Beautiful Karen, it's definitely on my list now.
2022 wishlist: Summer Glow and Blonde Vision.
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Jul 19, 2021 12:59 PM CST

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Glorious photos, Karen. I'm so glad you shared.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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anyagoro
Jul 20, 2021 4:38 PM CST
Karen, than you so much for you root!!! The peony is still small, not full size at all. I hope it gives one flower next summer. I saw Joker in our Botanical Garden. It is gorgeous! Always wanted it but had bad luck with it before.
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Sandsock
Jul 29, 2021 12:22 PM CST
Frank and Karen...swoooooon!!!! I am going to have to move mine. The lilac that it is very near wasn't growing, but with all the rains last winter, it burst into vigorous life this spring and completely shaded Joker out!
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Oct 7, 2021 5:25 PM CST
No blooms this past year, but late spring freezes played havoc with some cultivars.

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