Peonies forum: Any peony growers in zone 9?

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Name: QuiltedGardenHen
Southern Nevada (Zone 9b)
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QuiltedGardenHen
Jan 7, 2018 6:53 PM CST
Hello, I live in Boulder City Nevada, about 21/22 miles from Las Vegas, (zone 9). I recently discovered Peonies and I really love them. They seem to do well in zones 8 and below. Has anyone ever tried to plant seeds or roots in this desert environment?

I would love to have a few Peony trees or shrubs along the side of my house. Any advice or tips are welcomed. TIA Thumbs up
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Jan 7, 2018 10:30 PM CST
There were peony forum members on GardenWeb in prior years that grew them in zone 9 and 10. There's also an article by Don Hollingsworth about growing peonies in warmer climates, don't have it bookmarked anymore but you can google it, basically says to cut them back in late summer to force dormancy. I think tree peonies and maybe Itohs would be your best bet to start with. Hopefully there will be someone here who can speak from actual experience in warmer zones...

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littlebin
Jan 7, 2018 10:58 PM CST
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http://hollingsworthpeonies.co...
chicago, illinois (Zone 6a)
peonyplan
Jan 11, 2018 10:24 PM CST
Any articles or threads talk about when a herb peony or tree peony breaks dormancy and starts to grow? Is there any estimated combination of temperature and daylight hours? Maybe some people claimed that even if the temperature is high enough, but if the daylight is too short, the plant will still not start growing?

Chicago today is 60 F during the day but it does not last. I was wondering if the temperature should stay in the 50~60 range for a week or longer, will a peony start to grow considering the daylight is relatively short right now?
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
Jan 11, 2018 10:45 PM CST
I think it'd have to be a longer period than a week or so. We have that same kind of weather routinely during the fall and winter but the only time I've seen them break dormancy here after such a short period is when they're first planted.
LizB
Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
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ol434445
Feb 3, 2018 11:22 AM CST
There is a lot of information in Peony's Envy web pages . you will truly enjoy going through their site.
Name: QuiltedGardenHen
Southern Nevada (Zone 9b)
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QuiltedGardenHen
Feb 19, 2018 8:41 PM CST
Thank you all! :)
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