Paeonies

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Peter George
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Has anyone successfully grown Paeonia cambessedesii in a zone 5 or 6 part of the world?

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Illingworth
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Joined: 2010-12-10

Peter, we have grown P. cambessedesii in zone 3/4, in a sand bed, for a few years. Before that we got one through one winter in ordinary well-drained garden soil and then lost it.
Sharon, near Thunder Bay Ontario Canada

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

I planted some Paeonia cambessedesii seed from NARGS this year.  Hopefully, they will make it....

Hello Sharon (and Rob)!  Welcome to the forum, and so nice to have you here!  Don't hesitate to regale us with your great garden know how and wonderful photos.  Our Chapter still remembers fondly their trip to you place, and your banquet presentation oh so many years ago... :)

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

I always enjoy seeing the different appearances of emerging peonies ...
Paeonia intermedia:

Paeonia mlokosewitschii:

Looking like muppets, Paeonia tenuifolia 'Flore Pleno':

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Just a single pic of an old peony.
This plant I saved from an abandoned site many, many years ago. It did grow in my parent's garden till last year (had grown to a very large clump though). Now the house is sold so last fall I saved a piece and planted at our summerhouse. So this is the first flower on its new place ;D
I believe it is P. veitchii.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

deesen
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Hoy wrote:

...........................I believe it is P. veitchii.

I notice no one has given an alternative suggestion Trond.

Lets try to to open discussion. Here is what I bought some years ago with the label "Paeonia anomala???" Since it got to flowering size I have posted pictures of it annually on the SRGC Forum with comments made that it is P. veitchii and sometimes P. anomola ssp veitchii. Looks a lot like like yours!

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Hoy
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David, it looks very similar to mine. My plant also fits the description given by Phillips and Rix in their book on Perennials. However, I have another one very similar but smaller and even more nodding in bud and flower bud with the same spreading habit. It's from seed and I suspect it is a form of veitchii too.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Cockcroft
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Here are a few photos of peonies in my garden. P. delavayi, mascula, and mlokosewitschii were seed grown.  While still not a very nicely formed flower, P. delavayi is getting better each year.  P. suffruticosa was purchased as a yellow tree peony but turned out to be much, much nicer.  The white hybrid was a named variety but I've lost the name.

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Hoy
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David, this is what I think is a P anomala. (From seed 2009) The buds and flowers are more upright than veitchii.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Hoy
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Claire, a very impressive "Molly-the Witch"!
P delavayi is very variable. Here are other forms from seed:

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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