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Q.Are My Peonies OK?

Zone Manchester, MI 48158 | cat3304 added on September 10, 2020 | Answered

My husband decided to cut back my peonies down to stubs. He subsequently covered most of them over with soil. I can only see one bunch of stubs and the rest are covered about 7 more plants worth. Will they be ok or have I lost them?

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Answered on September 10, 2020

This is a very common pruning technique for overgrown or diseased plants, but it is usually done in Autumn after they have died back. Regardless, they will likely recover.

Here is an article that will help you with future prunings:


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