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Is it too late to plant in zone 5/6

Posted by gaw1 5/6 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 07 at 15:16

Assuming I'm able to make up my mind this weekend, is it too late to plant peonies in zone 5/6? I am guessing any order I placed this weekend would take 2 to 3 weeks to arrive, so I'm looking at the end of October for planting.

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RE: Is it too late to plant in zone 5/6

I'm no expert gardener but if it makes you feel better I'm planting some peonies this weekend in zone 5. I don't think it's too late at all. We shall see..........

RE: Is it too late to plant in zone 5/6

I just received some peonies Friday and put them in the ground yesterday. I would assume if the zone/timing is incorrect they will not ship them - that is if it is a reputable place. Or make sure they have a good replant policy if they don't make it you can try again next fall only earlier.

RE: Is it too late to plant in zone 5/6

You can plant peonies any time the ground is workable. If really late December-January in northern hemisphere you should put a thick but light layer of mulch to prevent heaving and being dug up by animals.

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