Peony season 2011

John T Lonsdale
Wed, 04 May 2011 11:23:39 PDT
Here's a question for the peony experts: do the Itoh interdivisional hybrids
ever form short, above ground woody growths? For several years I've been
nurturing a plant of 'Yellow Crown', one of the hybrids raised by Itoh
himself, which has not yet bloomed and proved its identity. But there is a
peony growing where 'Yellow Crown' should be; it has tree-peony like
foliage. And it has a four inch woody stem. I'm confused.

Yes - I have about 18 of them and most of them do this.  Some years the
above ground buds grow away fine, other years not.


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