Asked on May 10, 2017

Is there a way to grow peonies and lilacs in Northern California?

MarciaSherylShoshana

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3 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 11, 2017

    You can definitely grow peonies in Northern California. The best planting time is November to early February. There are some helpful tips here:

    crickethillgarden.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/growing-peonies-in-usda-zones-8-and-9/
  • Sheryl
    on May 11, 2017

    Yes you can. Check out this for step by step instructions. http://www.gardenguides.com/111349-grow-peonies-california.html
  • Marcia
    on May 11, 2017

    I'm a Minnesota transplant. Peonies do beautifully there and grow like weeds that bloom for Memorial day. Here in Northern Ca. we don't have enough winter cold . Plant the tubers shallowly with a scant covering of soil to take advantage of the winter cold that we do have. Some folks have been known to dump a tray of ice cubes in the winter for good measure. Tree peonies, do beautifully here however without any special treatments.
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