Peonies forum→Bartzella Gone Wild!

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
May 27, 2018 9:14 AM CST
My Bartzella is exploded with blooms this year. This bush is another bush planted 3 years ago from a division from the mother plant under the peach tree.

THe south side of the bush
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The north side of the bush
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I have had great blooms and performance from itohs this year that I believe is a result from the excessive moisture and rain that they received in the 2 months prior to blooms. Due to this observation, I think I will water my itoh peonies more in the coming years if it happens to be drier than usual to encourage blooms.

Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
Region: Canadian Bee Lover Peonies Photo Contest Winner: 2017
May 27, 2018 5:37 PM CST
Thank you for the tip will pay attention to that Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
May 27, 2018 5:47 PM CST
That is what I've noticed, we had a tough winter, with the big snowstorm in April, lots of moisture. This year I've noticed I have more peony buds than ever before!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Jun 1, 2018 7:15 AM CST
My Bartzella finally bloomed...
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jun 1, 2018 9:06 AM CST
Wow, that is superb! I think this maybe the year for spectacular Bartzellas.
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Jun 1, 2018 9:28 AM CST


It's gorgeous, Frank!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Jun 1, 2018 3:07 PM CST
The key to watering is the phrase "if it is an unusually dry year." I have killed more peonies through over watering in the spring than I care to think about. But I learned and put it off til they show growth, and then very little watering.

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