Fernleaf Peony

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Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 01, 2010 6:40 pm

My favorite perennial, Fernleaf Peony
I like this plant even more than I like daylilies, that's saying a lot!
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby pauhaus » May 01, 2010 8:52 pm

Ed, that is an amazing looking plant. Very unique, love the form. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 01, 2010 8:58 pm

Hi and thanks Paul
It's a beauty alright
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby party_music50 » May 01, 2010 9:18 pm

Very interesting! I've never seen one -- even in a photo! Do they have a bloom period like a normal peony? about the same time and duration?
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Hosta12_Ia » May 01, 2010 9:33 pm

There's that peony again. I love it! I was finally able to get my hands on a small start and it is growing. I wonder if I will get any blooms yet this year?? Did I mention I love it?? :D

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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 01, 2010 9:44 pm

Party, this one is a very early bloomer, and yes it last the normal Peony bloom time.

Jo I am glad you have a start, you won't be sorry
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Hosta12_Ia » May 02, 2010 9:23 pm

Oh I know I won't be sorry. I have wanted one forever, but just couldn't spend what they want in the nurseries. I can't wait until it blooms!!
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 02, 2010 9:58 pm

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If I may ask, what are they getting for the fernleaf?
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby pauhaus » May 03, 2010 8:38 am

Hi Ed,

I saw one recently at a nursery and they wanted $45. It was a pretty good size with buds.
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 03, 2010 9:24 am

Thanks Paul
A lot of peoples have been asking me where they can find one, so I went on a web search
I have to say that they seem hard to come by, and that kind of surprises me.
In this get rich world, you think somebody would be mass producing them as they seem to be quite pricey.

talking about getting rich :lol:, I have about a dozen or so started, 2/3 eyed, half I was going to use for a mass Peony bed, and the other half I was going to sell to buy more daylilies, so much for getting rich :beer: :lol:
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Hosta12_Ia » May 03, 2010 10:01 am

I have seen prices around the $40.00-$50.00 range, but some aqre online, so I have no idea the size. A local plant sale here will have some for $20.00. I had 2 different people trade me, but only one made it. So, how do you start them to have others? Divide? Or propogate somehow?
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 03, 2010 10:29 am

Jo, just dig it and split the roots apart in the fall, you should see the eyes rather easily.
The one I have is really easy to divide, and every little piece with a root and an eye comes back in the spring here.
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ginger » May 03, 2010 3:37 pm

That is a really pretty plant! Do you think it would do ok down here in Oklahoma? I love the look.

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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 03, 2010 5:18 pm

Ginger, if the ground freezes over winter, and other peonies survive where your at, then the Fernleaf will grow for you too.
If not it probably won't.
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby thy » May 20, 2010 6:02 pm

Wow it is looking gooooood :D
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 20, 2010 9:17 pm

thanks Thy
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Hosta12_Ia » May 20, 2010 10:09 pm

Sigh, I shouldn't hae come back in here to see this. No blooms again this year. I hope it will next year! Jo
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Ed_B » May 20, 2010 10:18 pm

Sorry to hear that Jo, the one I have blooms even when it is a 2/3 eye division
Is yours planted to deep by any chance< that will cause it to not bloom, eyes should be about an inch under the soil level
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby Hosta12_Ia » May 21, 2010 7:29 am

Mine is still a small division, not a fast grower. I will check to see how I have it planted. Thanks! Jo
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Re: Fernleaf Peony

Postby chickweedo » May 25, 2010 2:59 pm

I just saw my first one of these a couple of weeks ago - oh my what a gorgeous thing! Really want one now!
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