Peony planting questions

Blueberry Acres

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I've never grown peonies before, but this year I got three bare roots from The Home Depot.

If I plant the bare roots early enough (say, March-early April), is there a possibility they might bloom this year? I feel like I heard somewhere that if they grow enough roots by blooming time there is a chance they might bloom first year. Is this true?

Also, exactly how early can you plant them? I'm in Zone 6.
 

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Possibly, but they should have been planted last Fall. You should have great success with them. They are easy-peasy and I have a great big peony bush started with a bulb from Dollar General.
If you want to, plant them right now. They Are perennials and I am also in zone 6. I suggest full sun.
Every year I keep meaning to move one peony that the previous owners planted in the north shade of a big tree.
It really needs more sun, bc it has never gotten as full as the other peonies that I have.
 

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Possibly, but they should have been planted last Fall.
They only sell them in the spring where I live. I would have to save them until fall or purchase some from online.
If you want to, plant them right now. They Are perennials and I am also in zone 6. I suggest full sun.
Ok, I will plant them now. Thanks for your advice!
 

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I've never grown peonies before, but this year I got three bare roots from The Home Depot.

If I plant the bare roots early enough (say, March-early April), is there a possibility they might bloom this year? I feel like I heard somewhere that if they grow enough roots by blooming time there is a chance they might bloom first year. Is this true?

Also, exactly how early can you plant them? I'm in Zone 6.
I absolutely love peonies!
 

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