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A Peony that can survive So Cal?

Posted by thais_lex 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 20:14

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!


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RE: A Peony that can survive So Cal?

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.

RE: A Peony that can survive So Cal?

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

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