Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 First Intersectional Peony Gift from a Friend

USPS Priority Mail Box with Peony Gift

This week I was delighted to receive my first ever division of an intersectional peony as a gift from a Southern peony friend. Sure my Mom has bought me a peony for my birthday before (and of course that was much appreciated), but I had never received a division from a peony friend's own garden. So it was especially nice to receive a box from a fellow Southern peony gardener this week with a division of 'Sonoma YeDo' in it. The box was large, but rather light. However, when I opened the box, the root was huge, and despite its lack of packing material, not even one root appeared to have been broken. Way to go USPS Priority Mail!

Peony Root in Reused (Yay!) Southern States Bag

The root was simply wrapped in a reused retail bag, with a name on it I thought appropriate - Southern States. :-) The root itself easily had more than 10 pink eyes on it and more than 10 stems cut back from the previous season - a very large root. So it seems very likely that I will get a bloom from this one this year! How exciting! I am keeping my fingers crossed. I will definitely be posting some pics if I get a bright, yellow bloom from this Intersectional Peony 'Sonoma YeDo' this year! :-D

Intersectional Peony 'Sonoma YeDo'


  1. Been trying to find Yedo! Let me know if your friend sells any divisions!! Happy growing-
    Karen Gesa

    1. Karen,

      I don't think they're selling any, but if I find someone who is, I will be sure to post it on my Intersectional Peony Price List.