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    So I bought a peony root from Home Depot and I planted it on the side of the house by my fence. I thought it was an area that gets a lot of sun, but now I'm not so sure. how much sun do peonies need? and, because I am impatient does anyone know how long they take to grow from a root lol
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    I do not know. My mom had peonies while I was growing up. I loved them and they were a special memory. So as an adult I thought I would try growing my own peony. The first time I tried from a root. No such luck. Tried a root the second time. No luck again. This year I tried from a plant. I had several very beautiful flowers. Only time will tell if they come back next year and how they do. I also have tried Lilly of the Vally from a root. I have one growing now in a pot. So far it has been a few months and nothing. I am still watering it, but soon I am going to give up on it. Hopefully someone will have a better answer for you.

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    they are sooo pretty. i would love to have a yard of colourful peonies. Dahlia's too they are pretty but are only annuals.

    i was doing some more reading and it said that peony roots can be finnicky. I don't know if you tried any of this, but it said it has to be planted close to the surface, and in the direction of the "eyes" it also needs to be in a spot with lots of sun and sometimes it can take several years for them to grow. i went back and checked the one I planted, the eyes on mine are really hard to see but i think i had planted it sideways i put it the right way and moved it to a sunnier spot. No idea if anything will come of it, but i havn't found any actual plants in the stores.
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    I can't remember where I got mine. I think it would have either been Lowes or Walmart. It was several months ago though, so it might not be in season now. The problem with peonies though is that they do not bloom all summer long. I think if I am going to invest in more flower plants, my goals are for them to 1. be pretty 2. come back year after year and 3. bloom for a long period of time each year.

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    those are good goals! i like the idea of them coming back every year without having to plant them
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