Peonies forum: What Peonies Do You Have Coming This Fall?

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Aug 29, 2018 4:51 PM CST
Just wondering! Are you ready for them? I have 2 tree peonies and an itoh that I ordered earlier in the year from Solaris Farms. The 3 I got were Lollipop Itoh, Duchess de Morny and Brassy Lady. I am not planning to add anymore even with very good sales. I believe that this will be it for me this year. What new peonies will you be planting this fall?
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 29, 2018 5:36 PM CST

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I didn't order a lot and will actually be digging out a few varieties I think, for our fall auction. A friend is giving me three herbaceous (I'll be darned if I can ever remember what they are) and I ordered a couple from Solaris and besides the local chapter peony auction and what might persuade me there, that's it. Haven't I been at least kind of "good"?
Tracey
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Aug 30, 2018 5:09 AM CST
So far, none. If I see a good sale, that might change:)
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Aug 30, 2018 9:11 AM CST
I cut back a lot this year but still have several coming. Al's Choice, Baron Thyseen Bornemisza, Blue Jade in 3 Colors, Bob, Brocaded Gown, Colonel Owen Cousins, Dunlora (replacement), Edith Scovel, Flying Pink Saucer (replacement), Golden Mandarin, Heather, Kathy's Touch, K-Nina, Leda, Lenora, Major Steve, Mock Orange Yellow, Nike, a species Molly to go along with my pink seedling Molly's, Peachy Rose, Pink Lemonade, Romantic Elegance and Sonoma YeDo (FINALLY!!)
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
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LizinElizabeth
Aug 30, 2018 9:38 AM CST
And my beds are done (except for a few more loads of planter's mix) for both the new peonies and quite a few that I'm moving this year. I've been slowly moving some that were in poor spots for the last couple of years, plan to move a bunch of them this year after May's hail. Hoping to get at least 60 into a more protected area. A Rocky Mountain Gardening Forum friend demonstrated bending metal conduit to form supports, tried my 1st 2 last weekend. They certainly weren't as nice and even as his but they'll work! Think I'll try to do the remaining ones with just a 45 degree angle on each leg and a 90 degree at the apex, hoping that might make it a bit easier and taller, they only stand around 3.5' with the arc the way Jerry curved them. The process is so quick that I can do the 30 or so that I'll need in just an hour or 2, longest part will probably be measuring and marking to get them all roughly the same shape! Already have 200' x 13' of cold cover, will probably order at least one more roll for another 100 linear ft. Also found some netting that I think will offer quite a bit of hail protection that is the right size for my beds without cutting. Since that part doesn't need a ton of support I'll just zip tie them all together to create one massive net to go over all rows with just tie downs on all 4 sides of the entire area. Won't be the prettiest thing but it's so light weight that I'll be able to remove it and replace it myself in just a few minutes.
We have house guests this weekend so I'm scrambling to get all of the housework done that I've neglected all spring/summer to be in the garden instead. Funny how, even when you spend the majority of your at home time outside how dirty a house can get! Needs to be done but I sure could've used the time outside.....
Once I get the supports made I'll put some covers over to show you guys how it turned out! Probably won't be until mid Oct though—we're going to Munich for Octoberfest the last week in September and I'm working crazy hours until just before we leave. I was in the military for almost 9 years but never got to visit Germany, always regretted that. Probably won't be doing a lot of overseas traveling after retiring so I'm REALLY happy that we were able to get this trip scheduled! Expect lots of castle and scenery pics—I'll spare you guys the ones of the group (several friends from work are going as well) drinking sessions except for a few local color shots!
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Aug 30, 2018 1:15 PM CST
Tracey, I don't know how you do it - having such good self control for living so close to many peony nurseries! I think you probably have to resist a lot of temptation esp. those from Klemns. Do you often go to Klemns for their sales?

Frank, sounds like a great strategy. I envy your spare land and tractor!

Liz, I have to look up all your new purchases. A lot of them sounds unfamiliar to me. Congrats on your Sonoma Yedo acquisition!
I am very interested in seeing your setup when you are done. I am sure now that you have everything ready for a hailstorm, you probably won't get one for a long while. Smiling Smiling Smiling Germany sounds wonderful! Have a great trip!
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
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AlexUnder
Aug 30, 2018 4:24 PM CST
I ordered none this year, going to conquer and divide...getting to the point of getting rid of some and using their space to purchase new ones, so next year will show if I'll have the unlucky ones...
Buying companion plants at the moment and trying to make the garden as nice as possible. Not on Liz scale, though. Big Grin
Contemplating on dividing Petite Elegance as it is a cutest little bush in the garden, but probably will pass this year. Want to see it blooming next year in full glory. Not particular happy how Etched Salmon bushes look so far - too sprawling for my taste. Hoping it will get better with age.
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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Aug 30, 2018 4:50 PM CST
I already planted 2 P. tenuifilia rosea, and Fernleaf Hybrid, Adelman's Orphan, Nova and Sandra Marie are in the mail Smiling More coming in September: Honey Gold, Many Happy Returns, Pillow Talk, Pink Luau, Rozella, Mary Gretchen, Walter Mains (replacement), Fairy Princess. I'll get these probably in October so they will go to pots and inside for winter: Philomele, Coral 'n Gold, Quitzin, Lemon Chiffon.

Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Aug 30, 2018 5:49 PM CST
OK, none went to 4 today...

I ordered from Springhill

Paeonia 'Magical Mystery Tour', Paeonia 'Oochigeas', Paeonia 'Strawberry Crème Brulee', Paeonia 'New Millenium'

4 Itoh peonies for $150 shipped. Two are bare root and two are in 4" pots.

We will see how this works out:)

ps, I used a coupon for $100 off a $200 order.

Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Aug 30, 2018 10:23 PM CST
I was thinking the same thing, Karen! Mother Nature is nothing if not contrary....
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 31, 2018 4:59 AM CST

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A trip to Germany sounds really great, Liz. Haven't been overseas in a few years, but surely love it when I get the chance.

Karen, Klehm's I visit as often as I can. The nursery is top notch. It is remarkable just how healthy all of their plants look, and the variety, really second to none. They are always so helpful too; always a good experience . Went to Solaris earlier this spring.My downfall for ordering is seeing a peony growing in the field. Online pictures can sway you, but real life field? This is the way to make a list. One I saw in person that still strikes me and is a must, 'Pastelorama'. I'll get that one one of these days. Compared to 'Pastelegance', I far prefer it. What a beauty. Before the field, it wasn't really even on my radar.

Frank, you'll have to let us know how that goes with that order. Hopefully you will get the correct peonies.
Tracey
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 31, 2018 7:57 AM CST
I have three roots coming
AValanche
FRancois Ortega
ROsabella


MOst of the new ones this year are potted plants that I have collected over the summer.
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Aug 31, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Tracey, I agree Seeing a variety in person makes a huge difference! Videos in the field help to some extend. I went to the APS 2018 convention to see peony fields and gardens in person and it was a great experience. We have quite a few peony varieties in the local botanical garden but I wish I could see more peony gardens Sighing!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Aug 31, 2018 1:14 PM CST
Alex, my Petite Elegance finally had some side buds this year! I think I had told you wrongly that it had only one bud per stem a few years ago. I guess it was not growing in a good location then so each stem had produced only one bud at the time.

Anya, I am sure you will love Lemon Chiffon!

Tracey, I took a look at Pastelorama and wow, the pic that's on Southernpeony blog that was taken at Solaris Farms is amazing. In the interview, Nate said that it's also a great peony for hybridizing because it consistently produces semi and double offsprings.

Caroline, I am sure you will so enjoy those new additions. I don't know much about Rosabella but Franscois Ortega has great scent and Avalanche is a gorgeous huge white. I grow neither so I look forward to see and hear about their performance.
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Sep 1, 2018 1:23 PM CST
Well, I have quite a few coming, and I was one of those lucky ones who got to order Pastelorama from Solaris in January before it sold out. One of my peony friends has it, and loves it. I've come to rely on my friends' opinions as there aren't too many peony growers here in TN.

I also have Sonoma YeDo and Quitzen coming, along with a couple dozen more. Hopefully I won't have a late freeze and will have more bloom photos to share in 2019. This Spring was somewhat disappointing.

Crossing Fingers! Sighing!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
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LizinElizabeth
Sep 1, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Agreed! If my peony growing futite was all based on this spring I would've given up! Next year will be better, though
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Sep 1, 2018 5:15 PM CST
I bought 25 peonies this spring and potted them up in the greenhouse. Over the last couple of weeks, I planted them all. I do not think I want to do that again.

Paeonia 'Allan Rogers', Paeonia 'Barbara', Paeonia 'Best Man', Paeonia 'Charle's White', Paeonia 'Felix Crousse', Paeonia 'General MacMahon', Paeonia 'Inspecteur Lavergne', Paeonia 'Jan van Leeuwen', Paeonia 'Jessie Gist', Paeonia 'Luella Shaylor', Paeonia 'Madame Butterfly', Paeonia 'Marietta Sisson', Paeonia 'Mrs. Fern Lough', Paeonia 'Paula Fay', Paeonia 'Pecher Rose', Paeonia 'Pink Firefly', Paeonia 'Prairie Star', Paeonia 'President Roosevelt', Paeonia 'Red Magic', Paeonia 'Scrumdidleyumptious', Paeonia 'Soshi', Paeonia 'Viking Chief', Paeonia officinalis 'Alba Plena', Paeonia officinalis 'Rosea Plena', Paeonia officinalis 'Rubra Plena'

I have never purchased peonies in the spring, a new adventure:)

Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Sep 2, 2018 8:27 AM CST
Wow Frank! That list is impressive! I can't wait to see your blooms in the Spring. How big is your greenhouse? I don't recall seeing a photo of it.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Sep 2, 2018 10:03 AM CST
I agree You went on quite a binge this spring, Frank! I had only one TP to keep alive throughout the summer and it was quite challenging. I kept forgetting to water it so it went through periods of excessive moisture to extended dryness. Though I look forward to see your new blooms in a few years.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Sep 2, 2018 10:16 AM CST
Greenhouse is 8x20 feet, a leanto on the south side of the garage. It is a redwood kit that I bought over the internet. Has served me well. Over the years, part of the roof blew off. I find it much more useful that way:)


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