Peony Plant

Why Won’t My Peony Bloom

Anonymous added on June 21, 2016 | Answered

My grandmother's formerly blooming peony was moved to my house 5 years ago. It has beautiful green leaves but no buds at all. We have sandy, acidic soil which I think is good for it. It's in half to full sun. I planted it at the correct depth in potting soil the first fall. Then I added bloom booster one spring with no results. Last fall I added sheep manure and a ton of egg shells. Then in the spring I added bone meal. No buds again! It's curious though, the sheep manure produced a ton of cover, which I think adds nitrogen. Perhaps, the phosphorus in the bone meal got over taken by the nitrogen in the clover?? What do you recommend?

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Answered on June 22, 2016

Moving the peonies can stop the blooming for quite some time. We moved old established plants here when we moved in 5 years ago and just the last two years are the plants recovering.

I do think they may be heavy with Nitrogen. Adding phosphorous should help.
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