Asked on May 12, 2017

Will peonies grew in Phoenix?

BrendaDORLISLinda M. Taylor


 My grandma grew peonies in Sleeper, MO . She passed away when I was 6 but I remember her lovely flowers and reading "Black Beauty" to me.
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 12, 2017

    Peonies need to be hardened off with cold .sorry
  • Judy
    on May 12, 2017

    Janet, I will try again. We got cut off, a few minutes ago, storms outside. The peonies should be planted AWAY from the home. For this flower attracts large ants. These are very large, and love to snoop around this flower. So, be careful where you plant this, ok? Secondly, with the weather, and climates changing so much, you may want to plant them, near a bush, that will provide shade, and then all will be fine. OK? I hope you do understand, and agree with the changing in the seasons, for this yr, if you go to the, you will see that the southern area, will really be in for a very, very, hot summer. So, be wise, and plant this bush, with caution, ok? Best wishes, J.
  • Kateseverin71
    on May 12, 2017

    If you dig them up and store in the winter in a freezer, this may work.
  • Cherie
    on May 12, 2017

    I live in Central Texas (a little south of Fort Worth) and can't grow Peonies, but my niece lives 62 miles north of me and they grow great for her! I'm from the St Louis Mo area originally and used to grow gorgeous Peonies. I miss them! But I would try them as long as they are watered well and have a bit of shade, they may grow!
  • Linda M. Taylor
    on May 12, 2017

    You may want to try the California Peonies.
    on May 12, 2017

    I am just north of St. Louis and have no problem even though our winters have not been that cold lately. I even have seedlings coming up all over the place. The botanical gardens told me they would not make it from seeds so I let them go. I now have a 30' mound almost covered with them. Get one that is not expensive and give it a try. The weather is changing so much lately it just might work. I like the idea of keeping them in a cool place over winter, but if you dig them up they might rebel and not bloom very well. Peonies do not like being moved. Maybe plant them on the coolest side of the house and if it gets too warm in the winter, dump ice cubes on the roots and mulch to keep the soil cool.
  • Brenda
    on May 13, 2017

    Probably not because of the needing cold...but that said you can always try .... If you don't mind losing them if it doesn't work. Find a cheapist variety you can I'd suggest the internet. They come by root & are planted in the fall.
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