Why Won’t My Peonies Bloom

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Peonies can be demanding plants, but avoiding common pitfalls will ensure years of steady bloom. Features Most common in gardens are two types of peony. The herbaceous peony is a tuber that grows much like a perennial, while the tree peony is more of a small shrub. Gardening Mistakes A peony’s reluctance to bloom may…


When to Fertilize Peonies?

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A longtime favorite for spring gardens and landscapes, the peony is a hardy and easy-to-grow perennial. Best planted in a sunny spot with well-draining soil, your peony will give you an abundance of bright, vibrant blooms that, depending on the variety you have, will be in shades of deep rose, pink or white. For the…


How to Dig Peonies

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Peonies are early summer flowering shrubs enjoyed by many home and professional gardeners. Once peonies are established, you must periodically dig up the plants to divide them. This process keeps the peonies healthy and provides additional flowers for planting. Dig up peonies in the autumn when the soil is moist but not saturated. Carefully divide…


How to Plant the Peony

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Peonies are an attractive perennial plant with colorful flowers and attractive green leaves. Flower colors include yellow, pink, deep red and cream. Blooming each spring, typically in May, the large blossoms create a beautiful design in your landscape. There are two types of peonies, garden and tree peonies. Garden peonies, with their bushy stems, grow…


Varieties of Peonies

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With their bright, colorful blooms and soft fragrance peonies are a favorite in the spring and early summer garden. Originally grown for the medicinal value of their seeds, leaves and roots, they are now loved for the beauty they add to a landscape. They are easy to grow in a well drained soil with full…


Peony Facts

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A peony is one plant you will enjoy for a long time. Peonies can live to be 100 and still produce flowers. Peonies grow tall enough to be used for cut-flower arrangements and can also be displayed floating in a bowl of water. They can be grown in the ground or in containers, are very…


Peony Problems

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Peonies are a family of perennial flowering herbaceous and woody shrubs containing dozens of species and thousands of hybrid cultivars. Native to Europe, Asia and the North American west, peonies are a low-maintenance plant that produces distinctively lush blooms on long, strong stems. They thrive in sunny locales and are not a particularly strong attractant…


When to Cut Peonies

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Peonies are a wonderful perennial to have in your landscape plan; their foliage is lovely and their blooms are spectacular. Cared for properly, they will last for many years in your flowerbeds. A word of advice: peonies do not like to be transplanted. Springtime Peonies die back to the ground in the fall and come…


When to Cut Down Peonies

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Peonies are popular plants in home landscaping. These long-lived perennials adapt easily to various climates and soil conditions. As hardy as they may be, however, some maintenance needs to be performed to keep the foliage healthy and disease free. One such safeguard is to annually cut down the plants. Time Frame Cut back your peonies…


Caring for Peonies

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A colorful and sweetly scented perennial, peonies are a garden staple. The fairly hardy plant blooms only for a short time, but if you stagger early, mid and end-of-summer cultivars you can have blooms for much of the summer. Knowing how to care for peonies before you plant will help you create optimal conditions for…


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