Most parts of the Heartland Peony Society area experienced record low temperatures during the week of April 1 to 9 with the lowest (18 degrees F) on Saturday morning, April 7, 2007. Peonies were just starting to shoot and expose new foliage and flower buds. Each night's freeze seem to add progressive harm to the previous night's damages in a steady decline.
There is sure to be damage to peony flowers, foliage and stems, but it will depend on what stage of development and the specific kind of peony. Now as the temperatures rise above overnight freezes and warmer days, the exact extant of damage will appear within the next few days and weeks.
This is a chance to learn more about what peonies are most sensitive in our area.
Please take a few minutes to send the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org a report on your damage and mention some of the following. We'll post results later in the season.
What kind of damage?
What plants came through and bloomed without apparent damage ?
What part of the Kansas City Metro do you live in?
Thanks and sympathy if you lost a special plant.