Peony Plant

Pruning Peonies


Nanmader@aol.com added on June 6, 2015 | Answered

My peony plants have been in the ground for three years and still are very "leggy." Can I cut back the shoots in the spring to get them to branch out and get more "bushy." I seem to get one long stem with a flower at the end on each of my plants.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 8, 2015

From your description, this is the natural growing pattern of Peonies.
It is a good idea to add a hoop support early in the spring to support the plants as they bud and blossom.

Here are a couple of great articles for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/peony/peony-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/peony/peony-pruning.htm

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