peonies in rock garden

lisaloo(MA z6)June 12, 2013

Hi - I'm just exploring the idea of adding peonies to a rock garden I have that needs some rehab. The soil is not super deep anywhere, probably around 10 - 12 inches at its deepest spots. But its in great full sun... Is that too shallow?

Thanks in advance!

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lizbest1(5)

I know there are several smaller peonies that are generally used in rock gardens. I assume they have smaller, shallower roots because you would expect the soil to be shallower than in a traditional garden bed. Try a search on Merry Mayshine, that's a fernleaf hybrid that's small enough. Probably any of the reputable peony sellers will give you a list lf suitable candidates. I've had really good customer service from Adelmans Peony Paradise, they're very good about answering queries. Good luck!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 7:49PM
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lizbest1(5)

Just looked at Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm website, they have a section for rock garden peonies. Their website is www.songsparrow.com, just look under the Plants tab and select Rock Garden Peonies, they have 15 plants listed.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 10:42PM
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