Tree peonies

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Tree peonies

Post: #228970 prison break fan
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:18 pm

Has anyone grown a tree peony from seed? I have been given some and would like to try them. Have googled it and It all sounds very complicated, so just thought I'd ask here!! pbf.

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Re: Tree peonies

Post: #228976 MKG
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:56 pm

I haven't grown them from seed (at least I don't remember doing so) but I dug all of our tree peonies out last year. They're a pain in the bum. You get a month of beautiful flowers and for the other 11 months they're just big, straggly and ugly. In my opinion, of course.

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Re: Tree peonies

Post: #228982 oldjerry
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:24 pm

Trying to remember back to when I worked once a week at a big private garden west of Penzance,they grew well(yep and huge) but as I recall they were propagated vegetively and not from seed,which suggests your project may not be so easy.Got a feeling they may well be pretty poisonous too..anyhow,BWs!

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Re: Tree peonies

Post: #229002 red
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:34 pm

we had some self seed from one next door.. so it must be possible

i love my tree peonies.. but.. no idea how to propagate them.
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