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Email ?...frost bitten peony!

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by catlover on December 01, 2004 09:17 PM
Email question from Colleen

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I planted a peony last spring that is about two and a half feet high. It was growing slowly...but showing good growth. One day I inspected it and it was fine...the next day brown...I think a frost set in the night before...Will it come back?
Colleen


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by afgreyparrot on December 02, 2004 05:09 AM
Well, I'm a long way from California (in KY), but mine die back to nothing every winter, then pop up out of the ground in the spring and are big and beautiful in no time!

I just LOVE [Love] those things!

Cindy

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by CReyes on December 03, 2004 09:51 PM
[thumb] Thank you for your reply. I think I read somewhere that peonies die back in the fall or winter...So here's hoping for the best this spring.

by weezie13 on December 06, 2004 09:43 PM
Colleen,
And remember, it can take up to several
years for the plant to finally bloom too..

Peonies like to be planted and then left alone..
They resent being moved and replanted.....

How old was the plant do you know???

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by CReyes on December 08, 2004 03:35 AM
[wayey] Hi Weezy, Thank you for the reply. The peoney was about 2 feet high and grew about a half foot. I planted it last spring from a gallon container. It was one branch with leaves stretching about one and a half feet across on smaller branches...and another new branch coming up from the bottom about 8 inches long. One day it was green and the next day the leaves were brown. Now all the leaves have wilted up. Guess its time to cut it back?
by weezie13 on December 08, 2004 05:10 AM
Colleen,

Yep, cut it back if you need to....

I had wondered how old the plant was...
I wanted to make sure you knew not to get discouraged,
if your plant didn't flower right away....
That it wasn't the frosting hurting your plant
if it didn't bloom, it's just in the plants'
nature.....to get re~established before blooming.

Do you know what color you got???
There are soooooo many!!!

I have white one's, pink outter and white inside and a yellow!!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by CReyes on December 12, 2004 02:59 AM
:Duh:I have no idea how old the peony is.... [Roll Eyes] I bought it at K-MART and the tag on it had a picture of the flower...white with pale pink center. I will care for the area where it's planted and I have no plans to transplant it. I already have permanent stakes in place for it. I'm in no rush for it to bloom because it is so small...I just want to see it grow for when it's ready to hold the blooms [flower]

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