Peonies forum: Herbaceous peony 'Claudia'?

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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Nov 28, 2017 3:00 AM CST
Looking through photos of peony roots I received this fall I noticed (only today!) that peony Claudia has kind of stems with eyes like an Itoh peony (the most right on the picture). Does anybody grow this peony and remember how the root looks like? Thanks.
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Nov 28, 2017 3:07 AM CST
I looked it up on Carsten, and it is a lobata hybrid. So perhaps that root form is normal. I would send an email to Fina Gardens if you are concerned. I'm sure they will know.
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 28, 2017 9:44 PM CST
I have several hybrid peonies with roots that look like that, I'm assuming you're referencing the eyes higher up on the stems rather than attached to the crown? Don't remember if Claudia looks like that, though. Wouldn't surprise me. Mine needs to be moved, in too much shade and has never done well. If it gets done this fall I'll take a pic of the roots.
LizB
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Nov 29, 2017 2:03 AM CST
Yes, Liz, thank you very much! I already wrote to Helen Finazzo, I hope I did not offend her with my question, I will write to her again. It's very interesting that hybrid peonies have such crown.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 29, 2017 5:26 AM CST
I think my first one that looked like that was from Brooks Gardens and I did the same thing, contacted the seller Wasn't sure how it was to be planted so that none of the eyes were sacrificed. I was told to plant it on its side so that the majority of the eyes were at the proper depth for my zone. I just tried to angle it so the roots were a bit deeper than the eyes and most eyes were around 2" deep, seemed to work out okay.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Nov 29, 2017 10:03 AM CST
One that I just received (Sonoma Amethyst) has a wooden stem about 3" tall with an eye at almost the top. Didn't think much about it. Buried it all. Figured in the spring I would pull back the excess soil so only about 2" was above the crown. Still haven't decided what to do with the pots. I am leaning toward the back far corner of the garage. It is heated but that corner stays fairly cool, sometimes as low as 45F. I used to keep my dahlia tubers there.
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