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Bulb layering with Peonies?

Posted by gkelly9787 Z5 IL (gkelly9787@aol.com) on
Fri, Sep 14, 07 at 21:19

I love my peonies each spring. I even love the beautiful green leaves that remain after the flowers have faded. However, I would love to have something else bloom in the middle of the leaves to enjoy in the summer. I tried layering alliums bulbs and it almost worked--but the kind I used were just not tall enough to view.

Has anyone tried this or have a suggestion?

Zone 5-Chicago


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RE: Bulb layering with Peonies?

Peonies have such a dense foliage I cannot imagine any plant growing up through them. I also would not want to dig under my peonies for fear of damaging next years stems. Al


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RE: Bulb layering with Peonies?

Lilies have been recommended for years to plant with peonies. Just do not plant too close to the stems. Best when planted at same time as peonies or within a year or so.


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