How did this happen?

newbiehavinfun(7a - Southern NJ)May 24, 2011

Not that I'm complaining! A mystery peony showed up in my backyard! I did not plant it, it just grew this year. I'm confused, though: I thought that peony grew from tubers, not seeds.

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silverkelt(Z5b/Southern Maine)

you can grow peonies from seed, it takes years and years to mature. They also will not be true to the parents, but be a hybrid of them, taking thier genetics, sometimes producting a excellent specimen, sometimes not.

However, if this is a mature plant, I would assume maybe it was planted previous to when you bought your home? unless your home was new.

Maybe it was just overlooked previously, I do not know your history at your house.

Silverkelt

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 11:33AM
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newbiehavinfun(7a - Southern NJ)

Oh, duh! It must have been hidden by the monster passionfruit vine we tore out this past year. Thanks! ;)

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 11:57AM
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