Clearance Peonies from G.H. Wild arrive!
These are peonies I ordered in Spring from a Gilbert H. Wild Clearance Flier. 22 varieties for $90.00, I just couldn't pass it up. Too good a deal.
I did read about the company on Dave's Garden Watchdog first, but most of the peony feedback was good. So I got out my creditcard and made my bet.
Well, they finally arrived last week. I was quite pleased overall. The divisions were plump and firm, no shrivellies or mold to be seen. Most were excellent size. A few were smaller, but not smaller than from boxed stores, and certainly in better shape. Many had TONS of buds. I think I only saw ONE that only had 3 buds.
I planted all mine in gallon to 5 gallon size pots because my beds are not ready for them. Very few were small enough to fit in the gallon size pots. One or two barely fit in the 5 gallon pots!
How true to type do you folks think these will be? I hear they are bad about mislabeling on daylilies, but I havn't heard anything about that on peonies yet. My free daylily looked pretty sad. I'll plant it anyway but I don't hold out much hope.
Here is the list of peonies I got. I especially liked that many were old varieties, as my roses are mostly antiques.
Amabilis-------------wild rose pink double
Better times---------deep rose pink double
Bo Peep--------------cherry red japanese type
Couronne d'Or--------White tipped red double
Duchess de Orleans---Deep pink double
Edulis Superba-------bright pink double early
Fairbanks------------pale pink to white japanese type
Festiva Maxima-------white streaked red early double
Francis Ortega-------deep crimson double late
George W. Payton-----Pale buff with pink double
Kansas---------------bright rosey red double, early
Kathryn Fontryn------Light rose pink double
Lady Alexander Duff--French white blush
Louis Van Houtte-----Double cherry red late
Madame de Vernville--White with blush double
Mischeif-------------single pink yellow stamens
Paul M Wild----------velvet red double
Shirley Temple-------pale pink fades white double
Solonge--------------creamy white with pink double
There is one more, a substitution for Myra McRae, but I don't have my list in front of me, so I don't remember what they sent instead.
Another nice thing, is that only two of these are varieties I already have, and I don't mind having more!