Q.Secondary Buds of Peony
My Peonies are 6 years old and flower each year. But all main buds that bloom, also have 2-3 buds on the periphery, which grow to about 1 cm in diameter, but never bloom. The buds appear simultaneously, but the central one grows to maturity–secondary do not. Should these be kept or pinched off?
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You can try adding more phosphorus to the soil, either with a phosphorus-rich fertilizer or bone meal.