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Fuschia
Sep 25, 2016 12:22 PM CST
Are there any peonies that can start from seed, or grow in a container on the deck?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 26, 2016 6:48 AM CST
Welcome! Yes you can start peonies from seed but it can be a slow process. Whether they would grow in a container and survive the winter would depend on where you are located. I'm going to suggest moving your question to the peonies forum.
Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
Sep 26, 2016 10:34 AM CST
This is my first year for planting peony seeds. They have been in the ground in a selected area for a few weeks. I will be so excited come spring to see if any germinate.
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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Sep 29, 2016 11:31 AM CST

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Peonies take 3-5 years to first flower from seed. Though the adventure is worthwhile, it may not be for those looking for immediate gratification. Patience is required.
Tracey
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Sep 30, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Can definitely second Tracey's comments; I have seedlings from 2 springs ago and I'm pretty sure they won't be blooming size for at least another 3 years. They're doing well but if I were to dig up the roots today I probably wouldn't find anything bigger around than a pencil and only a few inches long (judging from the above ground growth) and these were planted 3 summers ago. Didn't stop me from planting more seeds this fall, though!
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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
Sep 30, 2016 10:08 AM CST
I am in no hurry. I have plenty of other peonies, dahlias, lilies, etc to provide 'eye candy' in the mean time. Just an experiment anyway. Just like the lily seeds and bubils I have planted. Am still trying to germinate Meconopsis seeds. Talk about tough. But I won't give up. Just that the seeds are so expensive. I don't want to try my own blue poppy seeds as I am trying to grow white, yellow, and lavender.
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