Need quick advice on transplanting/holding

ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)October 23, 2005

I have a HUGE amount of peonies that I dug up today (got them from a "get them today or they die" location). When I got back to my holding bed, it has rained so much that it's just hard mud - horrible for transplanting! I have nowhere else to temporarily put these peonies until tomorrow afternoon. They are currently in boxes and bags bare-root. Will they make it until tomorrow or am I going to kill them? Any quick thoughts would be much appreciated. BTW, it is sprinkling outside.

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flowerluvr(Z5 IN)

They should be just fine until tomorrow. You wouldn't want to leave them sitting out in the sun, but since it's sprinkling, guess that's not a problem :) I'd hate to tell ya the horror stories I've seen peony roots subjected to. They're a lot tougher than most people give them credit for.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 10:26AM
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judyefd(6ma/4vt)

I agree they should be fine. I've brought peony divisions up from Pennsylavia to Massachusetts, having to wait almost a week in a plastic bag (in the shade) before I could plant...no problems! So relax.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 1:31PM
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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

Thanks for putting my mind at ease! I actually also go the flu yesterday...ick...and so that was one less thing on my plate to stress out over. :)

    Bookmark   October 25, 2005 at 12:47PM
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