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Jan 30, 2012 9:11 PM CST
|The order from the NARGS seed exchange arrived.|
One packet of yellow peony seeds came moist packed.
I had not heard of peony seed needing moist packing?
Is this necessary?
Jan 31, 2012 1:14 PM CST
|I hadn't heard of that either. Was it already in the material needed to start growing them? Or something different. I've only sent and received dry seeds. It might be worth an email to the seed chair. I am curious now.|
Thanks Caroline for posting this.
Feb 1, 2012 11:18 AM CST
|Moist packed means they came with moist vermiculite in the package.|
There are species of aconitum (monkshood) which requires this, but I had not heard of it for peony seeds.
I am surprised that it got by the Canadian border checks?
Peony seeds to me are hard dry seeds.
Feb 20, 2012 11:38 PM CST
|Which yellow peony are these suppose to be from? Just jumping in here.|
Feb 28, 2012 9:05 PM CST
|They are paeonia daurica ssp mlokosewitschii .|
It says they grow 30 cm and have yellow flowers.
Another packet of paeonia daurica ssp mlokosewitschii came as dry seeds.
That one says it grows to 80 or 90 cm. and gives yellow flowers.
I have sown both as winter sows---keeping them warm first for a few weeks---then out to the cold and weather in the jugs.
Feb 29, 2012 12:27 AM CST
|CarolineScott: If you should ever get some starters, I would love to trade for some. I am a peony lover. I have 140 different peonies in my collection. I am sure we can work something out. You can tree mail me if you have any other questions. I know it takes years from seed. By the way, I have a yellow peony that I was given a root of about 5 years ago. She said her mother had it in her garden for years. I divided it about two years ago and waiting for that division to bloom this year. I will take new pictures this year. I am going to see if I can find some pictures from last year and the previous year, perhpas you would be able to tell me if the is "Molly The witch". Thank you I'll attach picture in next post or tomorrow. doglover (Marsha)|
I know it will be hard to tell from these photos. I am going to try to find pictures from old camera. I will be sure to take a lot of pictures this spring. Thank you!!!
Feb 29, 2012 12:34 PM CST
|It will be some time before I have starters, and I would normally offer to share.|
However, there is a border between us --
which would require that you obtain a phytosanitary
Do keep us posted with pics of your peonies.
I like to see them. Yellow peonies are very expensive up here.
Feb 29, 2012 8:56 PM CST
|Caroline: thank you for your reply, my mistake, I did not see that you were not in the US. I will keep you posted and perhpas we can figure out if they are Molly The Witch. Good luck with your seeds. Could you tell me a little about the seed exchange.|
Mar 1, 2012 10:57 PM CST
|NARGS stands for North America Rock Garden Society.|
Membership is $30. per year.
They hold a seed swap every year for members.
Originally it was supposed to be for alpine and rockery plants.
But people send in all sorts of seeds.
They hold the first round of distribution in January, and then excess seeds are distributed in March.
The swap is all done on line now. You donate your seeds in the fall.
There is a charge to cover postage etc.
I think it was $15 or $20 for the first 25 pkgs.
The surplus seeds are $5. for 20 pkgs.
There may only be 5 or 10 seeds to a pkg-depending on how many other people requested that variety.