Peony Plant

Accidently Cut Peony Root System

peony_pirate added on October 13, 2011 | Answered

I have accidently cut my peony's root system. What can I do? I am a newbie at plants but have a lot of well established peony bushes in my garden. A failed transport mission of one clump has ended with a very damaged root system, however. Any chance of rescue?

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Answered on October 15, 2011

They should be ok, but you will likely not see blooms from them for a few years. Peonies do not like to have their roots disturbed and when they are disturbed, they stop blooming while the roots recover. Give them some bone meal to boost phosphorous, which will help them with root repairing and just take good care of them for the next year. This will help get them back on blooming track as quickly as possible.

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