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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 10, 2015 6:26 AM CST
I'm laughing, squealing, and doing a cartwheel. I came home yesterday to find tree peony Koukamom blooming. I've had it since 2011, and I'm thrilled to finally see these blooms!
Rolling on the floor laughing Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing : Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Apr 10, 2015 6:58 AM CST
Hurray! They are beautiful, Annette! What a gorgeous intense color. Is this the first year it blooms? I definitely share your excitement.
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 10, 2015 9:21 AM CST
I'd be doing cartwheels, too, Annette! They're beautiful!!!Congratulations!!!!!
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Apr 10, 2015 10:12 AM CST
Yes Karen, this is the 1st year Koukamon has bloomed for me. It was one of the tree peonies that I bought from one of mamajack's co-op. I bought 5 trees, this is the only one that survived­čśö.

Two more from the co-op seem to be sending up herbaceous rootstock leaves.
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 13, 2015 1:34 PM CST
Pink Hawaiian Coral is opening its 1st bloom today. This was planted last fall, the tuber came from Fina Gardens, and this new plant has 4 buds.

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Apr 13, 2015 1:53 PM CST
4 buds! That is wonderful! I love its beautiful pink color!
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Apr 13, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Karen, I was surprised to see that many buds on a new plant.
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 13, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Today while running errands, I decided to stop at one our local nurseries, Northside. They had a ton of herbaceous peonies.
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I just happened to look to the left and found this tree peony by itself!
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing it's now mine, for $24.99, I couldn't pass it up. The cashier initially charged me $11.99, then I pointed out the correct price.

Tree peony Houki
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Several weeks ago I got potted Rubra Plena and Felix Crousse. With all the craziness with my DH getting hurt, I haven't planted them, and probably won't plant them until the fall.
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 13, 2015 7:47 PM CST
Hope your husband recovers quickly, Annette. Those roots from Fina have been huge for the fast couple of years but you must be doing something else right, too! None of mine had 4 buds, you lucky duck!!! Your peonies all look so healthy and pretty....
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 13, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Thanks Liz!

Over the years, after having read how several of the nurseries treat their peonies, I've come up with how I fertilize my peonies. The new peonies get Bulb Food with composted manure and soil conditioner, when they're planted in the fall, and the older peonies also get Bulb Food in the fall. They were all given composted manure with Azomite when they started emerging, and the newer peonies were also watered with Neptune's Fish and Seaweed fertilizer once they started emerging.


I know that some people don't fertilize their peonies. When I 1st started growing them, I didn't fertilize them, they took years to bloom.

Several of the new peonies planted last fall from Adelman's and GH Wild also have buds. I know some say to not allow the plants to bloom the 1st season after it's planted, n
But I'm greedy, and I want to see every bloom.
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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 14, 2015 12:28 AM CST
Annette - I am envious that you can go to a nursery and see such a huge selection of peonies. Since not many people plant peonies in California, they are far and few between in the stores. Mail order is the only way to go. There is a peony farm in the foothills, but it is over 2 hours away.

Congratulations on the your Koukamon bloom. I love that deep dark red. I got mine Koukamon from mamjack's coop too. I lost the first Kinshi I got from her, but it looks like the second one that I got in 2013 is still alive. Too young for a bloom though. The Koukamon that I had posted earlier had 3 blooms this year.

You'll like the Houki too. It is a nice watermelon red. Mines bloomed for the first time this year.

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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Apr 14, 2015 5:38 AM CST
Thanks Dianne, and your Houki bloom is gorgeous! I hope that I can keep this one alive, and get to see it bloom eventually.

I'm sorry to hear that you can't get peonies locally­čśö. Maybe if more of your local nurseries knew that they can be grown successfully in your area, they would order them.

I've been told on a previous site, that we couldn't grow peonies in the south. I'm glad I didn't know this when I started planting them, I would have missed out on growing these gorgeous beauties.
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 14, 2015 10:52 AM CST

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First off, really nice peony. Smiling Evidently the name of this tree peony is spelled two different ways - Hoki and Houki. I have the Tree Peony Hoki. Smiling Here is mine.


Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 14, 2015 2:47 PM CST
Beautiful Diann! I'm looking forward to when my plant gets old enough to bloom.
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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 14, 2015 9:22 PM CST
How old is your Hoki, Diann? 2nd year in the ground and first time blooming with one flower for me.
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Apr 15, 2015 3:09 AM CST
Soon I will have bloom pix as well!
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 15, 2015 10:45 AM CST

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TP Hoki has probably been in the ground for 20 years. Smiling He is a nice peony, you will so enjoy yours once it kicks into gear. Smiling
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 15, 2015 10:47 AM CST
My herbaceous peonies are coming in fast and furious.

First up two weeks ago were these three:
A very young Burma midnight
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Single pink "Nymph" with exbury azalea peaking out from behind


Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 15, 2015 11:04 AM CST

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Very nice!! Keep the pictures coming!! It's going to be a while until I see any blooms here in Iowa. Hurray!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Apr 15, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Wow, Dianne. Your garden must be a sight now with many plants blooming. That is so wonderful combo of azealeas and peonies. I have to find ones that bloom at the same time as the peonies.

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