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Q.Peony Planting Question

Zone Iowa Zone 5 | teresaj added on August 17, 2023 | Answered

I bought a bunch of clearance peony roots back in June. All the information i found online said to put them in pots and keep in a shady location and water regularly until this fall, when they should be planted in the ground. Anyway, I did that and some of them grew shoots like an actual plant and some of them are almost exactly like they were when i put them in pots and some of them are super soft. Do i want to plant all of them in the ground? Are the soft ones rotten? If the actual plants that did grow are growing now, will its timing be forever out of whack? Any information would be greatly appreciated as its my first time attempting to grow peonies. Thank you so much!

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Answered on August 17, 2023

Now would be a good time. Since they are sprouting, very carefully, put the whole bulb down into the soil about 2 inches. you can plant them together for the first year since they are, actively, growing. This collection of articles will help you:



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