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Beginner Gardening: Peonies

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Wentworth, SD
(Zone 4a)

January 17, 2001
1:49 AM

Post #596

Can a peony root be divided? Can you take cuttings? How do you propogate? Any info would be great. Thanks!
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 17, 2001
4:08 PM

Post #47766

Hi Mick

Peonies can be divided but they really HATE disturbance. It may prevent them from flowering for a year or two but after they have resettled and gotten "happy" again they'll bloom again.

They can be propagated by seed but will take 4-5 years to flower, seed can take up to a year or two to germinate from what I understand, then will take the plant another 2 or 3 years to flower.

Have never tried or know about cuttings for them...


(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2001
8:27 PM

Post #47792

what about layering. Take a branch and scar it and pull it down to the dirt and cover with dirt and then a rock. It should root in a season or less and then you cut it from the mother and plant it with it's new roots.

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