Peonies forum: mlokosewitschii seedlings

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Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
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alwaysbehindMN
Apr 12, 2017 10:44 AM CST
If any of you remember my posting last year about my 2 mloko. seeds that germinated and how excited I was about that "momentous" event... here is an update: The 2 seeds were planted in the fall of 2015, and came up in the middle of April. They each developed a couple of tiny leaves right next to the ground, but never changed at all through the summer... but they lived! This year they both came up on Mar.20, and they have stems about an inch tall with 3 leaves about ready to unfurl! While I certainly don't expect them to bloom, I do believe they will develop into small plants. Right now (if nothing happens to them) I will go out on a limb and predict that they will bloom in 2019! Mama mloko. is going to have tremendous bloom this year... she increases in size and in number of flowers every year... she is my pride and joy!
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Apr 12, 2017 10:55 AM CST
Oh congratulations Linda. What an accomplishment. I ordered Molly for the botanical garden. It will arrive this fall along with another 15 plants from three growers.

I planted seeds last fall and am so excited to see if any germinate. 20 were from my Lemon Chiffon and the rest from packets given to me from the APS seed sales. They were not fresh, which my LC were. They are in small pots buried in the ground where I will be sure not to forget where I put them or step on them.
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Apr 12, 2017 12:32 PM CST
Linda that is exciting! They have started a Peony species page on Facebook, so you might want to look that up and follow it. I have learned from it.

LG -I have a little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Apr 12, 2017 12:44 PM CST
Wow, that is so wonderful, Linda! Mloko is a much coveted peony! I am glad the seedlings survived the first year and are growing taller this year. Congrats!
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 12, 2017 9:27 PM CST
I have 2 Molly seedlings from Swensons Gardens, at least 1 of them should bloom this year. Also have some I grew from APS seeds, 2 that are starting their 3rd spring and a couple of brand new ones this spring!
LizB
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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alwaysbehindMN
Apr 13, 2017 6:01 AM CST
Liz- What was the year of germination for your seedling that you expect to bloom this year? Do you think 4 years is realistic for me to expect for mine? Sounds like you have quite a group coming along! Very encouraging... do you have pictures of your seedlings?
-Linda
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 13, 2017 9:51 PM CST
The ones that will bloom this year were purchased as seedlings from Swenson, sorry! If I had to judge from the size of the ones I have from seed they were probably 3-4 years old when I bought them and it took 2 years to see buds. Most peonies increase slower here than in more hospitable areas, though, so yours might be quicker.
LizB

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