Symbolic Meaning of Peony

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Depending on the variety, peonies can be herbaceous, woody or intersectional (hybrid) perennials. Peonies bloom in late spring or early summer, with large blooms that are typically pink, red, yellow or white. The peony flower has many symbolic meanings, almost all of them positive. Marriage Peonies symbolize happiness in marriage. The blossoms of peonies are…


When to Divide Peonies & Daylilies

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You may decide to divide your peonies and daylilies when you need to control their size or if your plants are not yielding blooms like in the past. You can divide the peonies and daylilies at the same time in September. You can propagate more flowers for yourself or give some away to friends, families…


Peonies Disease

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Peony shrubs bloom in late spring to early summer. The peonies used to fall apart after blooming but new types of peonies live long and produce red, pink, white and yellow flowers up to over 10 inches in diameter. The peonies, however, are subject to diseases. Wilt Wilt causes stem tissue to discolor and shrink…


When to Split Peonies?

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Peonies were first brought to America during the 1800s. The easy to grow plants with fragrant, large, showy flowers and dark green foliage were winter hardy and quickly became a favorite in the home garden. They are low maintenance plants that experience very few disease and pest problems. Peony plants can live as long as…


How to Start Peonies From Cuttings

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Tree peonies can be propagated by taking cuttings of their stems and preparing them for rooting and then planting. Unlike their cousins the herbaceous peonies whose foliage dies back yearly, tree peonies are treated like shrubs or small trees for purposes of creating offspring. According to Ken Druse in "Making More Plants," take cuttings in…


How to Graft Peonies

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A peony is a flowering plant in the Paeonia genus and is noted for its abundant blooms in late summer. Peonies with a woody stem are known as tree peonies and may be propagated by grafting. This involves joining a scion from a tree peony to the rootstock of another peony. Difficulty: Moderately Challenging Instructions…


How to Split a Fern Peony

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A peony is any member of the genus Paeonia, which contains 25 to 40 species of flowering perennial plants. The fern peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) is unusually short for this genus and rarely exceeds 1 ½ feet in height. You can propagate fern peonies by splitting a mature plant and transplanting the root divisions. Difficulty: Moderately…


How to Cut & Separate Peony Roots

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Peonies are any plants in the Paeonia genus and are generally hardy perennials with a high tolerance for cold. They’re known for their spectacular blooms in early summer, but they must be transplanted carefully. You’ll usually propagate peonies by cutting the roots of a mature plant into sections and planting them in separate locations. This…


Care of Fern Peony

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One of the easiest perennials to grow, the fern leaf peony is marked by its finely divided, fernlike leaves. When in bloom, this popular plant produces single, dark red petals. Peonies are perennial plants, rising form the ground each spring from thick roots. These plants are striking as they appear from beneath the earth in…


How to Split Peonies

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Unlike most perennials, peony bushes do not need to be split periodically to thrive and flourish. In fact, they are happiest when planted once and then left alone. Well-established plants can produce beautiful flowers for more than 100 years. Unfortunately, peony plants can grow so large that they become unruly and cumbersome. With a little…


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