Paeonia rhodia winter grower?

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Paeonia rhodia winter grower?
« on: April 20, 2014, 02:44:42 AM »

Are Paeonia rhodia or P. clusii winter growers??  Any other species show that characteristic?  In my area Paeonia californica shows winter growth.




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Re: Paeonia rhodia winter grower?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 06:25:58 AM »
Well, I have just seen the beautiful P. clusii on Crete..........
« Last Edit: April 20, 2014, 06:34:07 AM by pamela »
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Re: Paeonia rhodia winter grower?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 11:25:10 AM »

All paeonia species growing around the Mediterranean are winter growers.

Leaves uaually appear around February to flower from April  to early June in higher elevations.

That includs the following species:

Paeonia algeriensis
P. cambessedesii
P. clusii
P. clusii subsp. rhodia
P. corsica
P. kesruanensis
P. mascula
P. officinalis
P. parnassica
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Re: Paeonia rhodia winter grower?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 04:03:21 PM »
Thanks!!  Lovely photos.  But I should have been clearer: what I meant by "winter grower", was leaf out upon the fall rains, as for Acanthus mollis.  The UK Rare Plant Nursery says P. clusii blooms "as early as Christmas".  I was wondering if there were other peonies as early.

Thanks, Nate