Peonies forum: Hello from North Texas

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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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May 2, 2016 5:05 AM CST
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this Forum, only have a couple of Peonies (well three, if it included the little Peony that never really got bigger Smiling ) and would love to learn more about Peonies....
Have a lovely Monday morning!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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May 2, 2016 6:37 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! JavaMom! Texas maybe a bit warm to grow some peonies but some have tried and are successful. Perhaps they will be in better position to give you great advice. From reading various info on the web and here, it would appear that itoh peonies do very well in a warm zone like yours. Good luck!
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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May 2, 2016 7:11 AM CST
Hi JavaMom! I second Karen's welcome! I wondered about how they'd do in TX, have a sister in Hallsville, directly east of DFW area. I sent several typical herbaceous to her as an experiment and they seem to be doing very well. They all bloomed 1st year, not sure how they fared with this year's floods, though.....
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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May 2, 2016 7:17 AM CST
Welcome! to our Peonies forum.
I think that there are some varieties which would grow well there.
Perhaps the Japanese tree peonies might do well there?
Being from north----I don't know which ?

But do keep us posted on the ones that you are growing.
Are they sold in Garden stores there?
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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May 2, 2016 10:49 AM CST
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Yan H
Westminster, MD (Zone 6b)
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May 2, 2016 11:01 AM CST
Welcome! javaMom
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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May 2, 2016 12:48 PM CST


Thanks for joining us javamom. Welcome!

One of the keys to planting peonies in the south is to plant the eyes In as little as a half an inch depth below the soil surface, no more than one inch depth.
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
May 2, 2016 1:11 PM CST
Thanks Karen, Tracey, Liz, Caroline, LG & Yan,

This is my only one blooming, I have a Karl Rosenfeld in at the front flower bed but it doesnt look like it will have flowers, usually it gave me very few flowers....
I want to move it but it is close to my 10 years old Mr Lincoln Rose bush so I'm afraid I may damage either one's root...
I tried plant few more bare roots before, but it just never came up, I actually have one that grow, but it stay small for the last couple of years..
Thanks again everyone !

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