Peonies for Southern California 2013-05-27T17:34:45+00:00By Roger's Gardens|Video|2 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Seed Starting Seed Starting Winter Edibles Winter Edibles How to Plant Bare Root Roses How to Plant Bare Root Roses Gardening 101 | Why Some Trees Lose Their Leaves Gardening 101 | Why Some Trees Lose Their Leaves Holiday Gift Wrapping Inspirations Holiday Gift Wrapping Inspirations 2 Comments pamela February 25, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply Dear Nicholas, Thank you so much for the wonderful video. I live in Rancho Palos Verdes. My house is fairly close to the ocean. I would very much like to plant peonies this year. Can you please give me some suggestion about choosing the right peonies? I would be happy to purchase from your store. Thank you very much for your advise. Pamela Ko Roger's Gardens February 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply Hi Pamela, So glad you enjoyed the peony video. Forever, peonies have only been able to be enjoyed by those gardeners living in colder, more wintery regions. Those of us in beautiful Southern California have not had the pleasure of peonies in their gardens. All of this changed a few years ago. After decades of breeding work in Japan, a new series of peonies were introduced. Unlike peonies before them, these peonies have essentially no need for winter chill and perform wonderfully in our climate – I have had two in my own garden for about six or eight years now. The group of peonies are collectively called ‘Itoh’ peonies and come in four or five colors and flower forms. They will bloom reliably, even in coastal gardens. Like all peonies, they do go dormant in the winter, but we should have good inventory of budded plants back in-stock by about mid-April. I hope this helps. Ron Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.