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Q.When Is Best Time and How to Transplant Peonies

raysjune4 added on August 6, 2012 | Answered

My peonies didn’t bloom. Where is the best location to transplant them, and when?

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Answered on August 7, 2012

Peonies hate to be transplanted and can take years to bloom after transplanting. In fact, it may take them a year or two before they recover from transplant shock. However, if you really want to move them, early fall is a good time to dig up or transplant peonies. Make sure you get as much of the root system as possible and replant in a sunny location in well-draining soil. Keep them watered as the roots establish. This article will help with peony care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/peony/peony-care.htm

If you already have them in a suitable location but are simply having blooming issues, your soil could be lacking phosphorus, which is responsible for flowering. Try adding a phosphorus rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil around your plants and see if this helps.

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