Peony anyone?

marricgardensSeptember 8, 2011

Has anyone ever winter sowed peony seeds? This year I got about 6 from one I thought might be Doreen. It's not Doreen because it doesn't have red stems. I'd like to try to plant up the seeds and see what I get. How long would they take to bloom? I'm not a real patient person but I do like trying new things. Marg

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xaroline(zone 3 Calgary)

Peony seeds need to go through two winters, and then it will be several years before they flower. I mistakenly threw my first batch out after one winter.
I am trying another jug. This time I'll keep it through the second winter.
Caroline

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 7:29AM
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xaroline(zone 3 Calgary)

Roaming the web-----I have found another way to germinate peony seeds.
Soak for several days in hydrogen peroxide solution.
Then into moist vermiculite, and keep really warm for 3 months.(20úC to 30úC) Then one month at about 10úC to
12úC, then frig temperature for 3 months.
I am trying this way with some seeds now-----but do not have really war place.
Caroline

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 10:00PM
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