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l6blue
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4b)

May 3, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9108928

I just purchased a Rosedale Peony from a local nursery. Does anyone have experience with them? According to the nursery description:
Locally sourced from respected peony growers Keith and Becky Swenson of Swensons Gardens in Howard Lake, MN, the Rosedale Peony makes a statement in your garden. This hybrid dwarf produces blooms about 4" in diameter. The deep red, fragrant blossoms resemble roses and make wonderful cut flowers. A compact plant, the Rosedale Peony grows to about 19" in height. And with stiff stems, these peonies DON'T need staking. Imagine that!

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queenbeez
Brooklyn Park, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 3, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9109430

just got an email from bachmans about them.they look awsome,i'm considering adding it to my garden.
l6blue
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4b)

May 4, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9109826

I ordered mine from Bachman's yesterday, and they told me that they were in short supply; they had only about 100. I'm picking it up at the Fridley store this evening. I'll post pics if it blooms this year.
I love the dwarf varieties. I planted a bare root of Little Red Gem in the fall, and one of the buds is already starting to open.
chris_h
Waukegan, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9158625

I have a Rosedale which I received many years ago as a free gift with an order of plants from Klehm Nurseries. I'd say mine is about the size mentioned above and the flowers definitely do not need staking. They are a beautiful deep red. The complaint I have had is that it has never been a good bloomer for me, with only a blossom or two most years. Last fall I moved it to a new sunnier location and got one blossom this spring but I have high hopes that as it settles in it will do better because the flowers are lovely. I have attached a photo of one of the few blossoms I have had from it.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9163476

Gorgeous. I love that deep blood red. Is it Little Red Gem.

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