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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 15 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • City

    St. Joseph

  • State

    Missouri

  • Posted by

    bonnyblaisdell1

Notes:

Waist high shrub with large white flowers, some pink on the edge of center petals. The flowers smell beautiful and the plant is well established. Could be gardenia, very similar fragrance, but can gardenias survive Missouri winters?

Comments

  • Heather B Apprentice says:

    I too would stake them, then next year use a cage. They do make shorter cages for plants like peonies but I also cut off the bottom hoop and legs of tomatoe cages and use the bigger portion for the peony as soon as it started to break through the ground. If you ge cage closest to its leaf color you will almost not see the cage

    May 18th, 2015 at 10:39pm

  • hope Green Thumb says:

    If they were mine I would try to support them as best possible now to try and preserve the GORGEOUS blooms. Cut them and enjoy the bouquets. Lucky you with these beautiful peonies.

    May 18th, 2015 at 3:08pm

  • bonnyblaisdell1 Registered says:

    Yes thank I was finally able to locate it. These 2 well established bushes are in my new yard! I love the flowers and the smell is amazing! My only issue was the flowers are so heavy, plus all the spring rain, the combination has my bushes practically laying on the ground. So I discovered hoops, they are some what like tomato stakes right? Should I try to stake this late, or just start over next year with them?

    May 18th, 2015 at 1:56pm

  • hope Green Thumb says:

    This plant is la peony. Definitely not a gardenia. Don’t think gardenias could survive your winters.

    May 16th, 2015 at 2:02pm

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