Peonies forum: Blooming Bulb Peonies 2017

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Oct 16, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Thought I would try their 2-3 eye roots, they are inexpensive:) All were less than $5 each.

They are the smallest roots I have ever received, for sure. They were also in very small plastic bags with a small amount of wood chips. And, of course, they came in a very small box:) I think the box would have fit in my mailbox, but I had other packages so they were delivered to the door.

Paeonia 'Duchesse De Nemours', Paeonia 'Edulis Superba', Paeonia 'Shirley Temple', Paeonia 'Madame Emile Debatene', Paeonia 'Monsieur Jules Elie', Paeonia 'Myrtle Gentry'

I will post the progress of these roots... there were a couple that had 5-6 eyes:)






Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Oct 16, 2017 6:23 PM CST
That is very interesting! They do look bigger than the Sarah’s and Karls that I bought from Aldi’s a couple of years ago for $1.69 each.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Oct 16, 2017 7:45 PM CST
My heavens. I have never seen such small roots. Guess they must do okay, just take longer to grow out and bloom. I am hoping the ABG roots will be bigger than that. I have decided where to plant them. Gradually I am converting my dahlia beds to peony beds. Much less work for sure.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Oct 17, 2017 11:34 AM CST
They look pretty small but actually not too bad as they appear fresh. The only thing that you should be on the lookout for as they grow and bloom is of course the right bloom but also most importantly, not virused. Some of my early purchases from these companies show virus infections. I had disposed two peonies already.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Oct 17, 2017 3:39 PM CST
I know what a dahlia virus looks like. What do I look for in a peony virus?
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Oct 17, 2017 4:42 PM CST
These are pics taken off the internet. These pics are not mine but they show the markings similar to the ones shown on my peony leaves that were infected with virus. My computer was infected with virus so all of my old pics had to be deleted.


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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Oct 25, 2017 2:26 AM CST
I bought a few peony roots from Blooming Bulb in spring 2016, they were 3-eye roots and did not bloom yet but grew OK. I hope they will bloom next year Crossing Fingers!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 25, 2017 7:01 AM CST
Some of mine from BB did bloom; some didn't.

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