Do peonies grow in Indiana?
Likewise, are peonies native to Indiana?
Peony flowers are extensively grown as ornamental plants for their very large, often scented cut flowers. Peony is a herbaceous perennial, with 30 species, but some are woody shrubs with 10 species. Peony is native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Peony is one of the oldest plants cultivated.
Likewise, when can you transplant peonies in Indiana? Here in Indiana, they can be transplanted two times of the year. The best time is in the spring right when they break thru the ground. The other is in the fall after the leaves and stalks have turned brown. You can dig up the whole bunch if it is under 10" across.
Keeping this in consideration, what states do peonies grow?
A part-shade exposure is best in Southern states like Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Lousiana. The same is true for California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Prepare soil to be rich, fertile and well-drained. Add organic matter to beds before planting peonies.
Why is the peony the state flower of Indiana?
The peony (Paeonia) was adopted as the state flower by the 1957 General Assembly (Indiana Code 1-2-7). From 1931 to 1957 the zinnia was the state flower. The peony blooms the last of May and early June in various shades of red and pink and also in white; it occurs in single and double forms.