Roberta's 3-pc. Bounty of Blooms Victorian Peony Collection
They said it is a 3 years old root and it will bloom the first year and show you a bushy plant. Planted them last year, watered and fertilized Grew only 2 inches without flowers and that was it. This is second year and it grows only 5 inches with a few leaves and not a single flower yet.
I planted all three upon arrival last spring. One of them reached about 5 inches tall and the others didn't really do anything. I don't know if they'll be returning this year. I'm disappointed.
horrible ...results....a waste of time ...never grew..soooo disappointed
Arrived. Have just started to come up. Used the food on it & so far so good.
only 1 grew out of 3
I planted the 3 as directed.I had 1 come up and live during growing season.I wanted to be patient and wait until now to see if the 1 lived and perhaps the other 2 would grow this season. The hardest of the three is coming back and looks like it has spread.There is evidence the the 2nd one is coming up. The 3rd however is not .It is planted in the bed that 2 other established peony plants have thrived for 4 years.There have been few plants ordered from Roberta's that have not grown but the year for "GOTTA GROW" has expired.Buyer beware.
Peonies are my favorite flower but it takes time but well worth the wait!!!
They send up sprouts very early in the spring and initially may bloom but if not - don't worry, they will die back BUT, next spring there will be more sprouts and more blooms!!
It has taken at least five years for my peonies to really flourish but now, I can't believe the size of the plants and the number of blooms! For me, it is well worth the wait!!!
If you want immediate results then this may not be the plant for you!
We ALL can't have black thumbs
To quote another review... "I also bought these peonies last year, 2014. The total growth of each plant for the season varied from 3-5 inches. Had some leaves, of course, no flowers." As per instructions I cut them back to ground level... we shall see if they do better this year.
I bought these last year and they did okay for a few months, now they are all dead.
I was so excited to have these in my yard for years my mom really liked these as do I so I got them in her memory. wish they would have done better.
Not as advertised
I have other peonies that I bought at locally for less than a 1/4 of what I paid for these. The grew so fast and bloomed the first year and it "scared" me. These from Roberta I've had for 2 yrs and they haven't grown nor have they bloomed. Go figure! They have grown to the same height both years: Still skimpy leaves and no blooms.
Still have hope!
I also bought these peonies last year, 2014. The total growth of each plant for the season varied from 3-5 inches. Had some leaves, of course, no flowers. I always blame lack of growth on being in the state of Montana. However, most of the other reviews sound like mine. I still have hope that these peonies will make an amazing recovery this year and become what was promised. Definitely wasn't what was advertised, though. I would love to have those peonies! Have the best of luck ordering lilies, daisies and petunias from Cottage Farms and Roberta's. Others tend to be iffy. Where I live in Montana does make a difference and since we are the last area to receive plants, they are not always in that great of shape on arrival. With that said, I absolutely love watching the QVC's gardening shows as they get me excited about spring. When I have previously called about poor plants, I have always been given a refund. So, I will keep ordering in hopes of having flowers as advertised! They honor their guarantee every time! That is why I am giving two stars.
not one plant grew
All I can say is not one plant lived what a waste of money, time, and love I put into them .............go back to your local nursery
I have not had anything I bought from Roberta grow.
Never got one bloom
I got these last year and planted in pot. I have at least 50 pots with plants in my yards. Do a lot of container gardening and know what I am doing. Used fertilizer and watered. Got a small plant with some leaves and never even a bud. I have lots of problems with Roberta's plants growing. I live in New Orleans. Cottage Farms plants always thrive for me. Will not buy anymore from Roberta's. This is not the first or second or third time I have had such poor results with their plants. Done with Roberta's.