A Peony that can survive So Cal?

thais_lex(9)April 5, 2014

Hello everyone!

I live inland in Southern California and my mother absolutely loves peonies, though I know that a good majority of them won't bloom for her in the weather we have. I'm in growing zone 9 and was wondering if anyone knew of a more heat tolerant peony out there. My mother loves the big poofy double plumerias so if there is one that looks similar to that it'd be wonderful! Thank you so much for all the help!

~Shannon

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littlebin

Tree peony and Itoh peony can grow in zone 9. If the leaves don't fall in autumn, you need to trim the leaves off to force dormancy for next year's flower.

There are tree peonies, Itoh peonies and some herbaceous peonies growing in The Huntington Library, near Los Angeles.

Herbaceous peony "maxima festiva" perform well in zone 8, not sure how it perform in zone 9.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 12:29AM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

What littlebin said. There is now available from Monrovia wholesale and the retail nurseries they supply, a new low chill peony, said to do well where you are. Al

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 10:13AM
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