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…


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…


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…


When to Cut Peony Leaves?

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Peonies (Paeonia spp.) are among the most beloved of garden perennials. The large, fragrant flowers wane by early summer, leaving a clump of attractive foliage and stems. Removal of these leaves is warranted only when diseased or when they are dying or turning yellow, at the end of the growing season. Removing healthy green foliage…


Peony Diseases

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Peonies produce a mop-headed, drooping flower and fingered leaves that brush along the ground. Frustrated gardeners wait all winter and into the spring for that first bloom of the peony to unfurl, often to be greeted with white mold or brown spots on the foliage. Good sanitation practices as well as basic knowledge of peony…


Stages of the Peony

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Peonies bloom in a brief but spectacular explosion of flowers each spring and can continue blooming for up to 50 years. The dark green foliage makes a wonderful backdrop for colorful annuals after the Peony blooms are spent. Small wonder they are loved by gardeners. Spring Bloom Peonies send up red shoots in mid to…


Mold on Peony Roots

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Peonies are beautiful perennial flowers that come in a variety of colors. They are not disease resistant and are susceptible to getting white mold on the plant and its roots. Name The white mold is called Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Symptoms You can tell if you have white mold on the roots of your peonies if you…


How to Cultivate a Peony Tree

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Tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) are hardy, easy-care, bushy plants that grow between 4 and 6 feet tall. Like their smaller, more familiar sisters the common herbaceous peony, tree peonies produce delicate, large blooms of red, white, pink, purple or yellow. Unlike herbaceous peonies, however, tree peonies do not die back in the winter. Tree peonies…


Peony Gardenias

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Peonies produce large, showy flowers in every color except blue. Peony Gardenia is a white variety that has tall stems and works very well in flower arrangements. Ants can often be seen on peony buds; they are attracted to the flower’s nectar. They do no harm to the flowers and if you wish to use…


Peony Planting in Ohio

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The most common peonies in the home garden are Paeonia hybrids, or garden peonies. These peonies grow 2 to 4 feet tall and are thrive in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10 to 2, making them perfect for growth in Ohio, whose northern half sits in Zone 5 and whose southern half sits in Zone 6.…


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