asked question on care
Beneath you'll find the answers on frequently asked
question on care for peonies:
Why aren't my peonies flowering?
Answer: There can be numerous causes for this:
- The peonies were planted to deep into the ground. Peonies prefer to be
just a few inches of ground on top of them
- The peony is planted in ground that is too acid. The best peony grounds
have Ph of 6 till 7. By adding some calc to the ground the Ph will decrease.
When moss growing at the ground, this is indicating a relatively acid
- Another possibility could be the following: have you planted the peony
plants one or two years ago? Some peonies start flowering after a year of 2
or 3. Not flowering the first years does in this case not indicate a
There are ants at the bud of the peonies, can this damage the flowers?
Answer: No, this not problem at all. The ants are attracted by the sugar
at the bud.
- Question: How
deep should I cut/prune down the stems of the plant?
Answer: You can prune down the stems until an inch above the ground.
Make sure there is at least one entire stem (with leafs) at the plant
until August/September. Until that moment the plant uses the stems and
leafs to make energy that will be used for making flowers for the next
What is a suitable ground/place for peonies?
Answer: Peonies are flexible plants. The most import is a nutritive place
that is not very acid (a Ph of 7). Second of all they like being at the
same spot for a long time. A good place is one with much sun (a bit of
shadow is no problem, but the plant needs enough sun).
When should peony plants be planted?
Answer: The best period to plant peonies is from October until November.
Although we do not recommend it, you could plant the peonies during the rest
of the year.
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