About Peonys

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Peonies are so hardy they can be grown in hardiness zone 2, the coldest in the United States, and they can also be grown in all of the zones up to the very warm zone 8. Peonies are easy to grow and low maintenance. Peonies come in a wide range of colors, from the pure…


How to Propagate Peonies

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Peonies not only provide a burst of color each spring, but, with proper care and adequate light, can last several decades. These plants range in color from white to many shades of pink, red and yellow; making them ideal specimen plants for brightening any corner of the yard. Propagation generally entails lifting and dividing the…


How to Winterize Peonies

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Make sure your beautiful peonies grow next year as healthy as they were this year by preparing your flowers for winter. Difficulty: Easy Instructions Things You’ll Need Garden shears Mulch Cut down the peony stalks, and get rid of them. Leaving stalks in your flower bed may spread diseases to next years’ peony crop. After…


How to Get Peonies to Bloom

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It can be very frustrating when your peonies fail to bloom following planting. Getting peonies to bloom year after year is not really difficult; however, the secret to them not blooming may lie in HOW the peony roots (or tubers) were planted. You may not have planted the peonies yourself, but inherited them when you…


How to Store a Peony Rhizome

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Peonies are long-lived perennials that come in shades of pink, red and white. Grown from a rhizome, or tuberous root segment, they require dividing occasionally to prevent overcrowding in the bed. Each rhizome has buds on them. These are similar to the eyes on a potato, but peony buds are reddish in hue. After divisions…


Peony Pest Diseases

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Peonies are perennial plants with large fragrant blossoms and lush foliage. They are susceptible to pests such as nematodes, garden symphlans and thrips. The damage inflicted by these pests are a serious nuisance. Causes The main culprits responsible for pest diseases in peony plants are root knot nematodes, garden symphlans, swift moth larvae, thrips, flee…


How to Force Peonies to Open

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There’s nothing more frustrating than ordering flowers for a special occasion–and finding many of the buds tightly closed. Letting nature take its course is always advisable, but in a flower emergency, human hands may have to step in. Peonies, in particular, can add a softness and romance, as well as a heady fragrance, to any…


What to Do After Peony Bush Bloomed?

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Peonies are some of summer’s most beautiful flowers. With 2,600 varieties in existence, the flaming pink, bright red, yellow, white and an array of other color mixes make peonies a stunning accent to any full-sun backyard garden. Peony enthusiasts welcome the arrival of June to trim a few blooms to take inside. But after the…


Types of Peonies

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Peonies are flowers that have adorned weddings, brightened gardens and are a constant reminder of beauty and sophistication. There are different types and they are classified in two ways: how they grow and the kind of bloom. Herbaceous Peonies Herbaceous Peony They are classified as herbaceous because they "die to the ground" in Winter re-emerging…


What Is a Lactiflora Peony?

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Peonies originated in China, Siberia and Japan around 2,500 years ago. In the United States, gardeners first planted lactiflora peonies around the year 1800, and since that time, the flowers have escaped captivity to grow wild in some areas. Identification As a member of the Ranunculaceae family, the lactiflora peony produces large blooms. Relatives of…


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