Peonies forum: Roots Fall 2017

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Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
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AlexUnder
Aug 24, 2017 1:00 PM CST
Hi everyone! I guess fall is near and I received my order from Pivoines Capano today and quite happy with roots - Alexander Woollcott is reasonable size and Henry Bockstoce could be divided into 2-3 pieces. Will post pictures today or tomorrow.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Aug 24, 2017 1:02 PM CST
I have never thought about dividing a plant I had ordered. Guess I am too anxious to have them bloom in spring so I don't want to set them back any.
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
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AlexUnder
Aug 24, 2017 1:26 PM CST
Mary Stella, I did not divide my last year order as roots were not too big, but got nice divisions in 2015 and everything was blooming 1st year and more on second.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Aug 24, 2017 6:57 PM CST
I am glad that you are able to get Henry Bockstoce, Alex! You will surely love it. It is a huge flower and a huge and tall peony! You may want to plant it in the back border. Some years, its scent is very nice.
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
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AlexUnder
Aug 25, 2017 6:28 PM CST
Alexander Woollcott

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Henry Bockstoce

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and to compare...

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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
Aug 25, 2017 9:01 PM CST
That is a GINORMOUS HB! I think you're right to divide it before planting....you're probably more apt to get blooms and won't have to dig and divide as soon. A little effort now to save more later, always a good thing!
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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, Al
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anyagoro
Aug 26, 2017 12:51 PM CST
Yes, HB looks too big. I don't know, maybe they wanted to guarantee that it will bloom next year. I am not experienced and can be wrong but by HB did not bloom this summer though the root was standard, usual size. Maybe this variety requires big roots to bloom? Shrug!
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Aug 26, 2017 1:26 PM CST
It amazes me that some send a tuber all stripped down and some sent huge clumps.
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
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AlexUnder
Aug 26, 2017 1:51 PM CST
HB was not on the list of Pivoines Capano. I only contacted Mano after Ferncliff Gardens canceled all orders this year and asked it they could provide me with one. So I probably was the only one to receive it this year and no reason to divide for them. Very happy with Mano and that the saga is over.
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Aug 26, 2017 9:05 PM CST
That is an awesome root. My Henry Bockstoce is a reluctant bloomer.
LG -I have a little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Aug 26, 2017 9:50 PM CST
Did you do an eye count, Alex?
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Aug 29, 2017 10:50 AM CST
I wonder what is going on with Ferncliff. I love their peonies
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
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AlexUnder
Aug 29, 2017 5:50 PM CST
I'll give you an update on eye count once I divide it - it is still sitting in the box waiting for the right time and I did not wash it yet.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Aug 29, 2017 7:15 PM CST
I just received notice that Solaris has shipped the first bunch of peonies. They are all targeted for the botanical garden so I will help get them potted and into the ground. Also decided who we want to plant directly into the heritage bed. Exciting.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Aug 31, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Mary, I ordered Blond Vision and WP Irena Sendler from Solaris, I wonder when I'll get them in GA?
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Aug 31, 2017 9:08 PM CST
I only got the notice that he has delivered them to the postal people for delivery. Surely it will be a few more days
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, Al
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anyagoro
Aug 31, 2017 11:15 PM CST
I guess Solaris sent roots to cold zones (I didn't get a notice though) and will send roots to warmer zones later.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Sep 1, 2017 7:22 AM CST

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In zone 5, we routinely expect Solaris orders by mid September range. Who can believe it is planting time already? Sheesh!
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Sep 1, 2017 8:39 AM CST
Yeah. I am digging and dividing one plant and moving two others. Same with lilies and a couple of other plants. Where oh where did our summer go. Gone with the rain I guess. Will be digging in mud. Hate to replant in mud.
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, Al
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anyagoro
Sep 1, 2017 11:44 AM CST
I don't do any digging in rain, the soil becomes mud immediately and impossible to work with. The summer was too short Sighing!

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