sun! 8 hours is great. Hotter zone 7 areas and coastal zone 8 do best with early-mid blooming varieties and intersectionals.
fresh air. Crowding of plants can cause disease.
soggy soil. Peonies need their soil to dry out between watering to prevent crown rot. Let God’s rain do the work for you. Also consider the watering needs of neighboring plants and sprinkler head locations before you plant.
leftovers. Soil, that is. Don’t plant a peony where a peony was before.
to be planted too deep or too shallow. See planting instructions below.
Planting your peony in its new home
You will need: a shovel, composted cow manure (one shovelful per root), Milorganite (one cup per root), water, and muscle! Dig a hole 2’-3’ wide by 18” deep. Place the root in the hole. Lay the handle of your shovel across the hole. Add or remove soil so the eyes of the root are 1”-1 ½” below the handle. Intersectional peonies are tagged with a rubber band. This rubber band should be even with the bottom of the handle and can be left on the stem. Remove the root and dig another 6”-8”. Toss the manure and Milorganite in the hole and put the 6”-8” of soil back in. Add water and stomp on the dirt to create a firm base. Place the root, eyes pointing up, in the hole and fill in with dirt. Mound the soil to provide drainage. Water and check the depth again. Install a peony hoop to protect your growth next spring. You’re done!
If your area has received below normal rainfall, gently pour ½ gallon of water around the plant site once per week until mid-November. This only needs to be done the first fall.
When the foliage turns brown, cut the stems off to 2” above the ground. Burn the foliage or discard it in a non-recycling compost center. Peony foliage and soil can harbor disease, so you never want to reuse either.
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