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Article: Peerless Peonies: when to plant

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #6501403

My understanding is that, as you say, peonies should be planted in the fall. However, the big stores like Home Depot and so on sell them in the spring! I couldn't resist last year and bought one in the spring, but on DG Peony Forum's advice, I kept it all summer and planted what looked like a half-dead plant in the fall, and forgot all about it. (When it didn't emerge this spring, I decided next time I would plant right away, no matter what kind of advice I got.)

Then last week, I saw the rosy-green shoots poking up! Perfect timing on your article, and thank you. I should have known better than to doubt DG advice!!! Now I need one of those supports. Thank you, Toni!
treehug
San Jose, CA

May 4, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #6504553

Rather than buy a special peony support, I just cut off the bottom ring of a cheap tomato cage and place it around the bud eyes when they first appear. Works fine for me.

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