Peonies forum: How good are the tree peonies from Klehm's Song Sparrow?

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chicago, illinois (Zone 6a)
peonyplan
Jun 7, 2017 10:49 AM CST
Anyone has previous tree peony purchase from them before? I heard their packaging is perfect, but how good are the tree peonies themselves? I know they offer them in small pots with foliage, which is not typical from other retailers. How old are their plants typically and how good is the root system?

Also, would you say it is a good idea to buy one plant from them at this time? I wish I had bought some last fall, but I didn't. Now I am going crazy to get one either now or in the early fall.

All comments are very welcome.

littlebin
Jun 7, 2017 11:21 AM CST
Very good, mostly already have buds in spring, but in a pot. The root mostly fills a 3 gallon pot completely. I don't remember whether they have 1 gallon pot for tree peonies though. And I am not sure how many years they are either. If nobody buy, the plant will stay in pot for another year.

Below is of their tree peonies greenhouse in 2014 and the plants on sale on their open farm day.
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Mieko2
Jun 7, 2017 1:50 PM CST
@stellablue orders them all the time. Hopefully he will see this and chime in.

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chicago, illinois (Zone 6a)
peonyplan
Jun 7, 2017 2:16 PM CST
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littlebin said:Very good, mostly already have buds in spring, but in a pot. The root mostly fills a 3 gallon pot completely. I don't remember whether they have 1 gallon pot for tree peonies though. And I am not sure how many years they are either. If nobody buy, the plant will stay in pot for another year.

Below is of their tree peonies greenhouse in 2014 and the plants on sale on their open farm day.


WOW, back then they had a sale price of $39. Right now most varieties are more than $75. Do they still have sales price recently?

littlebin
Jun 7, 2017 2:46 PM CST
They mostly have some sale for some varieties on the farm open day, on-site mostly.

peonyplan said:439
WOW, back then they had a sale price of $39. Right now most varieties are more than $75. Do they still have sales price recently?


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LizinElizabeth
Jun 7, 2017 11:28 PM CST
If you're anywhere near Green Bay you should check out Scenic View Landscaping, peonyplan. Purchased several tree peonies and Itohs from them last spring, great prices and they're doing wonderfully. The tps I got were between $49-$79 and were in 3 gallon pots with nice roots.
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magnolialover
Jun 8, 2017 3:08 AM CST

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Klehm's have great tree peonies. They have all be vigorous and true to name. If you order in the spring, most often they will ship to you in bud so that you will see first year flowers. I have many of their tree peonies and my only problem when it comes the their tree peonies is restraint.
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chicago, illinois (Zone 6a)
peonyplan
Jun 8, 2017 8:26 AM CST
magnolialover said:Klehm's have great tree peonies. They have all be vigorous and true to name. If you order in the spring, most often they will ship to you in bud so that you will see first year flowers. I have many of their tree peonies and my only problem when it comes the their tree peonies is restraint.


I regret not having done so earlier this spring. That way I can expect some small flowers perhaps. Do you think it is still a good idea to order tree peonies at this time? Since the plants from Klehm's are potted, is it OK to buy them now and leave in the pots until fall to transplant? Or is it better to wait until fall to order?
chicago, illinois (Zone 6a)
peonyplan
Jun 8, 2017 8:30 AM CST
LizinElizabeth said:If you're anywhere near Green Bay you should check out Scenic View Landscaping, peonyplan. Purchased several tree peonies and Itohs from them last spring, great prices and they're doing wonderfully. The tps I got were between $49-$79 and were in 3 gallon pots with nice roots.


Thanks for the information. Do they sell online also?
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Jun 8, 2017 10:24 AM CST
Don't think so. I visited them in person based on a tip from Tracey (magnolialover) when I was in the area for the 2016 APS convention, came home with my rental car absolutely bursting with Itohs and tree peonies. I just saw that you guys were discussing potted tree peonies so assumed you were in WI.
LizB
chicago, illinois (Zone 6a)
peonyplan
Jun 8, 2017 10:41 AM CST
@LizinElizabeth Thank you, Liz. I am in Chicago, IL. I searched and didn't find any place close to Chicago that offers tree peonies. Maybe I will travel to WI to visit the farms. WI has some exciting peony farms.

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