Mary Sue Ittner
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 19:43:57 PDT
Dear Angela,

Jim Waddick led us in a fascinating discussion on peonies when we were 
doing the topic of the week.

Look under Paeonia here:…

And his introductions:……

In these introductions he wrote about ones for warm climates like 
California but the same should be true for Western Australia. On a trip to 
Australia a number of years ago I saw some wonderful ones blooming in 
Adelaide in a garden. They were Mediterranean species grown from seed and 
early bloomers so they would bloom before it got really hot and the garden 
took a rest for the summer.

Hans donated seed to the BX and sent some to me and I picked some of the 
species Jim recommended to try. They didn't come up the first year, but 
this second year I have seedlings in all of the pots but one so I'm hoping 
one day to have some in my garden. Species selection I believe is the key.

Mary Sue

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