Monday, March 14, 2016

2016 Peony 'Coral Charm' Goes to Grandma's House

I went to visit my Grandma on Friday and took a look around her garden while I was there. I asked her if she already had a coral peony, and she said she did not. So I just couldn't resist giving her one of my 2016 Peony 'Coral Charm' Has Many Adventitious Roots plants. This time I was really careful digging out the root. Since it had already been severed when I originally divided the plant, it was really easy to dig her up a division. I made sure to get the whole piece of root to hopefully keep the plant from experiencing too much shock, and also to make sure I don't end up with another Peony 'Coral Charm' plant even farther away from the mother. I pretty much got the whole thing. It looks like I only lost a tiny piece of one very small side root.

Peony 'Coral Charm' Division

So this peony went to stay at Grandma's house. Who doesn't love going to Grandma's house? I dug this division up Saturday morning and took it to her house right away. I helped her plant it just 4 hours later. So hopefully the plant will grow well and thrive for her. Inside those red foliage shoots I can see that this Peony 'Coral Charm' plant already has small buds developing on it. I am excited and hopeful that it will bloom for her this spring too!


  1. You're very kind and generous to share your peonies, Adriana, and it's such a blessing to have a grandmother to share them with!

    1. Liz,

      Thank you, and you are right. I am very thankful to have my grandmother. She is the last one left that I have, and she is also the one who gave me my love of flowers. When I took her this peony root, she had to tell me the story again of how I would stay out in her flower bed deadheading the flowers long after she and my cousin had gotten tired and gone inside. I'd tell her "I'm just going to finish this row..." :-) I love my grandma so much!