Peonies forum: New tree peonies

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Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
Aug 1, 2013 7:11 PM CST
Hello everyone. I've recently bought a few tree peonies and am very happy about it, but is there something wrong with this first one? It is "Otomenomai" and awfully floppy. My other ones have stiff branches so I'm troubled by its limp habit.

Thumb of 2013-08-02/Pwinget/6c0616

And does this one have leaf blotch?

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It looked healthy otherwise:

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Aug 4, 2013 8:54 PM CST

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It looks just fine to me. I would just get it in the ground and be happy! :)
Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
Aug 5, 2013 6:53 PM CST
That's reassuring, Ticker. I won't be putting them in the ground this year, though, so I planted them in larger pots. I hope I don't fail them over winter!
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Aug 8, 2013 8:37 AM CST

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What zone are you? You may want to put it in an unheated garage to protect it in it's pot. Me, I'd put it in the ground.
Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
Aug 8, 2013 12:11 PM CST
Unfortunately, I can't plant them as the beds won't be completed until next year. Zone 7-8.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Aug 22, 2013 7:45 AM CST

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What kind of winter do you get in Zone 8a? Smiling
Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
Aug 25, 2013 10:36 AM CST
The temperature range here is narrow. 30s-70s F throughout the year. Last winter it hovered around 0C, and didn't start warming up until May. Then we got two months of warmish weather starting in July with the occasional cold day until September.

We had frosts until spring, and the wind sometimes was powerful and freezing, but last year was my first winter here and I understood it to be mild. I'll see this year. I miss snow!
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Aug 26, 2013 7:45 AM CST

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Yeah, if you can keep it in an unheated garage or sunporch it will do just fine for you. :)

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