Peony Plant
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Pruning peonies

Zone 8 | [email protected] 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
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    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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