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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 7, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #7868148

Hola, this was my peony's 3d season and was its biggest and best. Now I have seed pods on the plant and do not know what to do with them. I won't throw them out but don't think that I want to germinate them and go through that long process. So what do I do? Xuling
Oldgardenrose
Salem, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #7868317

I cut mine off to prevent wasted plant energy since they are not needed for propagation.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 7, 2010
7:24 PM

Post #7868485

then they are disposable? One canot plant them into the ground and grow a new Peony?
fancyvan
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 7, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #7868575

Yes you can plant them but it takes about 3 years to grow.
ah3815
Kansas City, MO

June 8, 2010
12:48 PM

Post #7870224

The seeds will be ready to plant when the pods are open. Before that they will not produce plants. All pods even the very largest do not always have seeds in them.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #7870902

How curious, a pod without seeds!

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