Recommended peony sources?
I posted here because the peony forum appear to be more for serious enthusiasts rather than rank beginners like me; plus here there is more traffic.
Is it too late to buy now? I know the usual time is in the fall. But I have a hole in my row, and if possible I would like to give a new plant time to become acclimated and get a jump on next year's growth. I got a an email from Gilbert Wild, but I have never bought anything from them.
I bought a Buckeye Belle in April which is described as being deep red. I don't know if that is a true red, or actually magenta or raspberry.
I am looking for a plant to balance the row. If I choose anything described as a "red" is it likely to be the same kind of red as Buckeye Belle? I know this is a tough question to answer. The other ones in the row are a double white, Snow Mountain, and Festiva Maxima, which I chose because it is white with red streaks.
Buckeye Belle is described as an anemone /lotus type (single or semi-double with an open center). A "red" with that same type would be a plus.
I was looking at potted ones today, and the tags just said "red double," no variety name. The colors on the tags looked like magenta to me, anyway. I would prefer another single or semi-double with an open center, anyway.
Is Karl Rosenfield red? I saw that bare root at a store and could go back for it, assuming they are not gone.