Peonies in pots?
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Peonies in pots?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 10-28-2023, 10:19 AM
Tolis Tolis is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2023
Zone: 8b
Location: Mountainous Greece
Age: 37
Posts: 21
Peonies in pots? Male
Default Peonies in pots?



I have a really beatiful off-white with a hint of yellow hercaceous peony in my garden which have been flowering reliably for what seems a decade now. It flowers early May and during that period my region gets lots of rain/hail storms. I have to cover it for protection and as a result I don't get to enjoy it as much.

Can I move it to a pot and place it under my gazebo when the storms kick in? What should I pay attention to?

Thanks in advance as always!

Last edited by Tolis; 10-28-2023 at 11:43 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-28-2023, 01:07 PM
WaterWitchin's Avatar
WaterWitchin WaterWitchin is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 6a
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,041
Default

I would be worried about freeze damage growing it in a pot. Depends on how cold it gets there in winter. And herbaceous peonies do require quite a bit of sun to grow well. How cold does it get where you live? Could you put in a pot in ground for winter months, then lift out during the hail season while blooming under the gazebo, then move it backi?
__________________
Caveat: Everything suggested is based on my environment and culture. Please adjust accordingly.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-28-2023, 02:09 PM
Tolis Tolis is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2023
Zone: 8b
Location: Mountainous Greece
Age: 37
Posts: 21
Peonies in pots? Male
Default

Oh it gets really cold. I've been outside with -20C but that's somewhat rare and doesn't last long. The pot will be kept indoors during the winter if I end up commiting to it, next to the window. Indoor temperature will be 5C and above.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-29-2023, 09:04 AM
WaterWitchin's Avatar
WaterWitchin WaterWitchin is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 6a
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,041
Default

It better be a really big pot. Peonies have deep roots. Also, they require dormancy so in the house won't work. A REALLY big pot, like 24" wide and at least as deep would be required. Then leave outside in a sheltered place heavily mulched all around outside of pot, or an unheated garage. Also they usually don't bloom well or at all first year after planting. Peonies really don't like to be divided or moved, and will sulk for awhile after doing so.
__________________
Caveat: Everything suggested is based on my environment and culture. Please adjust accordingly.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-29-2023, 01:50 PM
dbarron dbarron is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2015
Zone: 7a
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 698
Peonies in pots? Male
Default

Frankly, with the diversity of plant life we have available these days, I'd say dispose of it and plant something that's less fretful (and probably a longer bloom time than a peony anyway). And yes, it seems they ARE made to be rained on, I agree.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-29-2023, 02:02 PM
WaterWitchin's Avatar
WaterWitchin WaterWitchin is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 6a
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,041
Default

Or just leave it where it is, and pick the peonies before a hailstorm. Or google how to pick when in bud and store in the fridge. I worked at a peony farm in high school picking peonies in the spring. They stored many hundreds of them in a walk-in refrigerator system, to sell for Memorial Day.
__________________
Caveat: Everything suggested is based on my environment and culture. Please adjust accordingly.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes dbarron liked this post
  #7  
Old 11-02-2023, 03:53 AM
Tolis Tolis is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2023
Zone: 8b
Location: Mountainous Greece
Age: 37
Posts: 21
Peonies in pots? Male
Default

Sorry everyone, i've been really busy the past few days.

I've decided to leave it as is. I'll see what i'll do when it flowers again

Thanks for all the options you gave me
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes WaterWitchin liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cover, enjoy, move, result, storms


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Orchid Pots HiOrcDen Beginner Discussion 5 05-05-2023 03:27 AM
Orchid pots with holes or without holes manisha Beginner Discussion 6 04-02-2014 02:09 PM
Best pots and medium for cattleyas Cinderella Beginner Discussion 8 12-05-2010 02:22 AM
baskets are better than clay pots? rafflesiana Parts & Equipment 6 11-22-2010 04:24 PM
RE: Reservoir in S/H pots boytjie Semi-Hydroponic Culture 3 07-14-2008 07:17 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:12 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.