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I'm looking to buy a bare root Peony but the nursery states they are sending it mid Jan. These days Jan can be quite warm but I wouldn't expect to plant a bare root that early in the year. Could anyone advise if it is cold what I should do. My thoughts are to plant in a pot leave in a dry frost free area & then plant out in March when it warms up. I know Peonies can be quite fussy so i was keen to get people thoughts.

Thanks in advance.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,350
    Bare root plants are planted when dormant, so they get sent out any time from about now until March/April. Just pot it until conditions suit  :)

    Conditions always dictate . You wouldn't plant anything if the ground was frozen  :)
    You wouldn't plant if the ground was waterlogged either, but then - you wouldn't be planting a peony in that kind of site if you want it to survive  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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