Post a reply

Image
May 22, 2017 1:50 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Bee Lover Ponds Peonies Irises Garden Art Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hi all,
I bought this potted Itoh peony yesterday and the soil is very low in the pot. How deep should I plant it? Should I plant deep enough to just cover the red pips that are showing, or should I put a bit more soil over them?
Thanks!
I have been enjoying all of your beautiful peony photos and hope to have some to share when mine start to bloom. It is a ways off, though, although this potted Itoh is going to bloom early since it was in a greenhouse before I bought it.
Thumb of 2017-05-22/touchofsky/5f8bc5
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Canada Zone 5a
Image
May 22, 2017 5:55 PM CST
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
I think those pips should be covered with 1/2 in of soil AFTER it settled ( next spring or so ). My soil always settles an inch or more ( may be two ), so I would be trying to keep it on the top of the soil to avoid planting it too deep. And add soil later - in the fall + mulch and more in spring if necessary after you remove mulch. Chicken wire helps against squirrels Smiling
Image
May 22, 2017 7:57 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Bee Lover Ponds Peonies Irises Garden Art Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Thanks, Alex. Thank You!
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Canada Zone 5a
Image
May 25, 2017 7:36 AM CST
Moderator
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7b)
Butterflies Garden Photography Hostas Hummingbirder Peonies Region: Tennessee
Forum moderator
Valerie, if you haven't already planted it, I would keep it in the pot until after it blooms. If you shock the plant, the blooms may not open properly.

Which variety did you get?
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Image
May 25, 2017 8:17 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Bee Lover Ponds Peonies Irises Garden Art Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Oops, I already planted it. My husband always teases me because I never wait to do anything Hilarious!

I bought Berry Garcia. I posted my story on the Itoh thread about trying to decide between Pastel Spender and Visions of Sugar Plums at the nursery, and when I went away for a few minutes to decide and check on the internet, someone else bought both of them before I got back a few minutes later!

The first bud on the plant bloomed yesterday, so hopefully everything will be OK Crossing Fingers!
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Canada Zone 5a
Image
May 25, 2017 8:26 AM CST
Moderator
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7b)
Butterflies Garden Photography Hostas Hummingbirder Peonies Region: Tennessee
Forum moderator
I just saw it and am glad it bloomed just fine. I am going to have to buy that one!!! It is really pretty.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Image
May 25, 2017 9:31 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Bee Lover Ponds Peonies Irises Garden Art Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I am happy with it, and it is pretty! It has lots of buds still to come, too.
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Canada Zone 5a
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Crown Jewels"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.