Thursday, April 11, 2013

2013 P. Rockii Peony Plant Arrived

Well, the P. Rockii Species Peony from Edelweiss Perennials that I ordered last week arrived today. It looks like a nice size plant, although the leaves looked a little wilted, presumably from its trip through the mail system. So I decided to let it take a dip and rest in the shade this afternoon. The plant was well protected in its box except for its dirt, some of which was dispersed inside the package. The roots of the tree peony were showing since the top soil has been displaced. (This could have been prevented by putting the pot in a plastic bag and using a twist tie to close the plastic bag around the stem. I've gotten several other plants in the mail this way, and it seems to work very well.) So anyway I added a little potting soil and water to the top of 4" pot, that was supposed to be a quart - which I plan to contact the company about. So we will see what they say about that. Otherwise, the plant seems to be a good one with nice foliage. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, which is good since it's so hot all of a sudden. Hopefully it will cool us down a bit and keep the ground a little moist. Then I should be able to plant out this P. rockii on Saturday. :-)

P. Rockii Peony Plant


  1. I've found that the tree peonies that stay in pots tend to outperform the ones going into the ground too soon. That one looks a bit stressed so I think it might be better to put in in perhaps a larger pot, and keep it under partial shade through the first season.

    1. Steve,

      I would otherwise agree with you if it weren't me we were talking about. I am admittedly not very good about watering things in pots, at all. I can sometimes manage to keep a couple of annual flowers alive during the growing season, but they suffer greatly. So for the sake of this peony, I will plant it in the ground so that it's possible it could have access to moisture in the probable chance that I forget to water it!