Peonies forum: Too late to plant a Bartzella?

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naylorchic
May 24, 2017 4:02 PM CST
I bought a Julia Rose on eBay and it's been about a month and that one is prob already 5 inches tall. I'm in zone 7. I was thinking of getting a Bartzella from the same seller because it was so big and healthy. Also I know they aren't supposed to be too deep but I had a really hard time with that on this one. The tuber was really large and the eyes were really big. Are ITOH peonies planted a little deeper bc they are bigger?
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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
May 24, 2017 9:16 PM CST
Someone here posted a link to the Cricket Hill site a few years ago with Itoh planting advice, it suggested they be planted deeper, I assume because of the tree peony heritage. Itohs don't necessarily get bigger than herbaceous peonies, there are some herbaceous that can get over 4' tall and wide. If you get a Bartzella in a pot this time of year and you want to see it bloom if there are buds I'd suggest leaving it in the pot until the blooms are done. I'd leave it in the pot in the shade until fall, just easier and less chance of transplant shock.
LizB

naylorchic
May 25, 2017 6:58 AM CST
@lizinelizabeth I mean a bareroot (tuber). I planted the ITOH tuber around the 1st and it's about 4-5" inches and has several sprouts. I planted 2 Raspberry Sundaes 2 weeks ago and one is already huge. Way bigger than the ITOH. I thought since they were doing so good I may try another so next year they would be even bigger. I wonder if all this rain has anything to do with it. I couldn't believe how big that Raspberry sundae was when I checked it yesterday.
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anyagoro
May 25, 2017 1:44 PM CST
I don't know about zone 7... for my zone (3) there would not be a problem to plant a bare root peony now. I guess you can try, just keep in mind that peonies will grow feeding roots in the fall and now will use the saved energy in tubers from previous years.

naylorchic
May 25, 2017 3:55 PM CST
Here are the ones I recently planted. The first is the Raspberry Sundae that I planted 2 weeks ago and then the Julia Rose ITOH from around 5/1.
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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
May 25, 2017 6:35 PM CST
This has been a weird spring for planting bare root peonies. I planted several roots from the Peony Nursery in April, at least 3 of them have buds. That almost never happens, only once before and then only a single plant....
LizB

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