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Peony Molly the Witch

Posted by furbank Maryland (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 23, 12 at 14:23

Hello - I planted a super root 2 years ago. Last year it bloomed briefly but this year the stems are growing so long that it's now top heavy and hitting the ground. I staked it up for support. Is this normal? Also, should I fertilize? I need all the information I can get, so please, lets talk. Thanks.
Nickell


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RE: Peony Molly the Witch

I am sorry I cannot be specific as I have not grown this particular peony, but I have seen my Mother-in-law's peony grow so large it flops over (in fact, every year it does this). Hope this helps.

Planto


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RE: Peony Molly the Witch

I grow mine through a grid to give the stems support, especially the double flower varieties. I am surprised at how early in the year you have the problem. I never fertilize my peonies, other than the adding of compost around the plants. Al


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RE: Peony Molly the Witch

Molly can take 4 years or more to become happy where planted. Which is one of the reasons they are priced so high if the real thing.


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RE: Peony Molly the Witch

If you mean Paeonia Mlokosewitschii: it ALWAYS blooms briefly, not only last year or any other year. Mine have never needed any support, but as they usually are seed propagated , you never know what an individual plant will be like.
Actually, majority of single peonies usually blooms briefly. The record in my garden belongs to a variety called Flame, where the whole clump bloomed for 2 (two) days.


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RE: Peony Molly the Witch

So, does any of you have any Molly The Witch to trade or sell? I have an unknown single yellow that was given to me and I do not know if it is Molly The Witch. It is budding and will try to get back here with pictures. My peony called Flame blooms more than 2 days. Looks like I need to post some pictures. Stay in touch. Peony addict has 140 named varieties of peonies, always looking for one I do not have.


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RE: Peony Molly the Witch

Looks like no one has this peony. here is the picture of one that was given to me several years ago, but the picture does not do it justice.Does anyone have any to sell or trade?


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RE: Peony Molly the Witch

Thanks to all who replied. @ illino - I'll try to dig up info. on exactly where I purchased Molly and post for you.


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