PeoniesDear Garden Gal,

I have a Peony I need to move. It is so close to a large shrub that it no longer can get any sun at all. Can I move it now or do I have to wait till Spring?

Hi Bonnie,

Fall is the ideal time to move/plant peonies. If you’re dividing, make sure that each section has at least three eyes. Transplants may take a year or two to flower. Planting too deeply inhibits flowering so don’t plant the eyes any more than 2″ deep. Peonies are happiest if they are left in place so amend the soil with good compost or aged manure before planting so they’ll have a good spot to call home.

I hope this is helpful.
Happy Gardening!
Debbie Cook

 

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