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Anybody here grows Lotus Bloom peony?

Posted by kousa none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 23:06

I am having trouble with my Lotus Bloom peony. The stems are very weak and the flower buds about the size of a dime, are already causing the stems to droop. I notice that the droopiness happens more when the weather is hot and humid. I am wondering if anybody out there experience the same problems with this peony? I would appreciate to hear your experience. Thanks.

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RE: Anybody here grows Lotus Bloom peony?

My Lotus Bloom peony struggled with droopiness intermittently but it seems to recover and put out a few blooms.

RE: Anybody here grows Lotus Bloom peony?

It looks like a very pretty bloom. Have you tried the azomite that has been suggested in several strings on the forum? It's supposed to make the stems grow stronger....Good luck with it!

RE: Anybody here grows Lotus Bloom peony?

Hey kousa, I was looking back for the divided tree peony post and came across this one. A & D Nursery sent Lotus Bloom as a bonus peony on my order this year, I'll have to watch it's performance and remember to post back about it next spring! It's a very pretty bloom, hopefully it won't be incredibly finicky.

RE: Anybody here grows Lotus Bloom peony?

  • Posted by kousa Zone 6 (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 22:41

It definitely needs support. The stems are really weak. I was able to find azomite locally and bought some earlier this month . I will apply some this fall and next spring and see if it helps. I will let you know of the result. Eventhough it was a new plant this spring,it put out 4 blooms. It is supposed to be floriferous. It bloomed earlier than all other peonies I had at the time.

This post was edited by kousa on Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 22:46

RE: Anybody here grows Lotus Bloom peony?

That's pretty good for a 1st year plant! Hopefully the azomite will help with the stem strength. I bought some last spring but only used it on a few I put in pots, plan to spread it around in the spring. We'll have to compare notes on how much it seemed to help.

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