Posted by TDF (+156) 5 years ago
Just wondering if a peony bud will bloom after it is picked. I have one in a vase and don't want to throw it out if it is a potential bloom. Anyone know?
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Posted by Marty Scheid (+222) 5 years ago
I have lots of peonie plants in the yard and have tried several times but I have never had a bud bloom in a vase. Sorry.
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Posted by Lynne (+140) 5 years ago
Here is a link that tells you how to store the buds for up to a month later:
http://www.sweetchicevent...xperiment/
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Posted by Carol H (+119) 5 years ago
they will not bloom in a vase, they need ants to chew the buds open
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Posted by David Schott (+14260) 5 years ago
It is a myth that peonies need ants to chew open the blossom.
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Posted by Julie (+410) 5 years ago
That's right David. Ants play no part in it. I currently have an entire bouquet of buds sitting on my coffee table and several of them are beginning to open!
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+629) 5 years ago
The ants are ripping the petals open and waiting to go up the nose of anybody that goes in for a smell!
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