Fern-leaf peony

babera(5a (Montana))April 22, 2014

I know there's a peony forum. . . which I will also post on. I'm just so thrilled I finally found one. They are usually sold out on line, IF I'm lucky enough to find a seller.

The owner of the nursery said it would probably bloom this year. It's a 2 year old plant so I'm hopeful.

He (the owner) wasn't real clear on planting it, other than he did say to place it on top of a crown (raised hump in the center of the hole) and he looked at me kind of funny when I asked him if they had eyes like the more common ones.

Does anyone have these? if so any advise on planting them would be helpful..

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Install it the same as any other peony - aim for plant depth in the hole so that the eyes, or buds are no more than 1 or 2 inches below the soil surface.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 10:53AM
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SunnyBorders(5A)

Bought my first fern-leaf peony ('Itoba') a week ago at Mori Nurseries in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

As per Morz, have planted it like any other peony, except for the location (in this case at the front of a border).

Mine has two buds, formerly presumably eyes, and (just from reading) it looks like flowering may be delayed a year because of the spring planting. Still it was half price.

Below, my inspiration to buy that plant. Picture: May 9, 2013 at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens (Canadian side). This plant is labelled as the species.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 11:14AM
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flowergirl70ks

Mine will be blooming tomorrow, it was dug up at an old abandoned farmhouse in Gillette,Wy. I love it. I could probably share some if anyone wants some. Mine has a different leaf than the one in the pic above.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 9:13PM
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babera(5a (Montana))

Well, the pot (1 gallon) that is in, was the one they wintered it in as well, so I guess I will just put it in the ground so it sets the same height as it is in the pot. There is new growth right at the soil line so I will use that as my guide. . .

Flowergirl, what a wonderful find. Chance are its probably quite old.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 10:43PM
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amberdim

Hello. I,m just wondering what,s so special about those peonies? They are sold in our local garden center and go for $89.99....

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 11:03PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

I didn't like the one I had. The blooms were kind of ugly (they were small and a deep nondescript red), which I could have dealt with, but the foliage didn't do anything for me. I like ferny foliage, but this one just blended into the background and was super-blah. Maybe if I would have had a bigger plant (like the one in the pic above) it would have been a different story, but as it stands, I don't miss it one bit (has long been shovel-pruned).

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 3:11PM
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davidrt28 (zone 7)

"Hello. I,m just wondering what,s so special about those peonies? "

They have a fern-like leaf.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 6:54PM
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