Information About Peonies

Growing peony plants may reward the home gardener with large, showy blooms, but if you don't provide them with exactly what these finicky plants want, peony problems will all but certainly occur. For this reason, it is essential to have the best peony flower care available. We can help with that. The following information provides tips and solutions for common issues with peonies.

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Ants And Peony Flowers – Do Peonies Need Ants To Bloom?

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Peonies and ants go together, whether we want them to or not. Click here to learn about this perennial problem.

Learn About Wild Peony Varieties Native To California

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

There are a few wild peony varieties native to California. Click here to learn about one them.

Woodland Peony Plants That Grow In Shade

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Beautiful Asian Woodland Peonies thrive with minimal care and a little shade. Read on for more info.

Peonies For Sun Or Shade: Best Peony Varieties For Sunny And Shady Gardens

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Peonies are a classic garden perennial, but do they like sun or shade? Click here for the answer and to learn more.

How To Grow A Peony That Lasts 70 Years

By Laura Walters

Peonies are gorgeous perennials that can last for nearly 100 years if properly cared for. Click to learn about growing long-lived peonies.

How To Fertilize Peonies For Better Blooms

By Mary Ellen Ellis

To get the most out of your peonies you need to understand their fertilizer needs, which might not be what you expect. Click for more.

Chilling Peonies: What Are Peony Chill Hours

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Generally easy to grow, peony bushes need a proper climate along with peony chilling requirements. Learn what these are in this article.

Are Peonies Cold Hardy: Growing Peonies In Winter

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Are peonies cold hardy? Is protection needed for peonies in winter? Click here for more information about peony cold tolerance.

Moving Established Peonies: How Do You Transplant A Peony Plant

By Laura Miller

Over time, peonies may fail to bloom as before. Moving established peonies is one solution, but can you transplant peonies? Find out here.

Fernleaf Peony Care: Learn How To Grow Fernleaf Peonies

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Fernleaf peony plants are vigorous, reliable plants with unique, fine-textured, fern-like foliage and showy deep red or burgundy flowers that appear a little earlier than most other peonies. Learn more about these lovely flowers and how to grow them in this article.

Peony Botrytis Control – How To Manage Botrytis On Peony Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

From planting to staking, it is important to familiarize yourself with potential issues to keep your peonies looking healthy and vibrant. Peony botrytis blight is especially frustrating, as it can lead to the loss of flower blooms. Learn more about it in this article.

Foliar Nematodes On Peonies – Learn About Peony Leaf Nematode Control

By Mary Ellen Ellis

As pests, the nematode is hard to see. The microscopic organisms live in the soil and feed on plant roots. Foliar nematodes, however, live on and in leaves. Peonies are just one of many plants that can fall victim to this pest. Click here for more information.

Problems With Peonies: Reasons Peony Buds Don’t Develop

By Teo Spengler

Among the most anticipated flowers of summer are peonies. However, it can be very disappointing to see peonies with bud blast. To get information on just what bud blast in peonies is, as well as causes and tips for prevention, click the following article.

Warm Weather Peony Care – Growing A Peony In Hot Weather

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Just because you live in a warm climate doesn’t mean you can grow anything you want. Some plants simply don’t tolerate overly hot conditions, just as most do not appreciate areas that are too cold. But what about peonies for warm climates? Click here to find out more.

Are Peonies Cold Hardy: Growing Peonies In Winter

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Winter peony protection is ill-advised because these tough plants actually need about six weeks of temperatures below 40 F. (-40 C.) in order to produce blooms the following year. Click this article for more information about peony cold tolerance.

Peony Irrigation Guide: Learn How Much To Water Peonies

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The nodding behavior of peonies may be due to the big blooms, but it could also indicate the plant needs water. Do you know how much to water peonies? If not, click on the following article for tips on optimum peony irrigation.

Harvesting Peony Seed Pods – What To Do With Peony Seed Pods

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Peonies form interesting, clusters of wedge-like gray to brown seed pods, covered when young with a slight fuzz. They can add interest to the garden and allow you to harvest seeds for peony propagation. Click this article for tips on collecting peony seeds.

Types Of Pink Peonies: Growing Pink Peony Plants In Gardens

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Even if you are a fan of this popular perennial, you may not have realized that there are several varieties of pink peony flowers. From bright pink to pale, almost white pink, and everything in between, you have your choice of pink peonies. Learn more here.

Red Peony Varieties: Picking Red Peony Plants For The Garden

By Teo Spengler

Red peony plants make an especially dramatic showing in flower beds, with shades ranging from tomato red to burgundy. Red peony flowers will definitely wake up your garden. For information on red peony varieties and tips on planting red peonies, click here.

White Peony Varieties: Planting White Peonies In The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Peonies are showy perennial flowers, with an exceptional lifespan. Though available in a wide range of colors, the addition of peonies that are white can add an elegant and sophisticated element to landscapes and cut flower gardens. Click here to learn more.

Controlling Peony Measles – Learn About Red Spot Of Peonies

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

If you've grown peonies, you have probably dealt with peony leaf blotch (a.k.a. peony measles) at some point. In this article, we will discuss this common disease of peonies, as well as give tips on controlling peony measles. Click here for more information.

Peony Leaf Spot Causes: Tips For Treating Spotted Peony Leaves

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Peonies are an old-fashioned favorite in the garden. However, like all plants peonies can still have their share of problems with diseases and pests. In this article, we will discuss common afflictions that cause spots on peony leaves.

Peony Care In Spring: Tips On Caring For Peonies In Spring

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Who doesn?t enjoy brushing aside winter mulch and garden debris to see what little plants are poking up through the soil? In many locations, the red-pink shoots of peony plants are one of the earlier signs of spring. Click this article to learn about spring care of peonies.

What Are Tree Peonies: How To Grow A Tree Peony

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

With so many varieties of peonies available these days, selecting the right peony for your garden can be confusing. Add terms like tree peony, itoh peony and herbaceous peony, and it can seem overwhelming. This article is specifically about growing tree peonies.

Itoh Peony Types – Tips On Growing Hybrid Peonies In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Peonies are popular garden plants with both herbaceous and tree peonies available. But there's also another peony you can grow - hybrid peonies. Click this article to learn more about Itoh peony types and growing hybrid peonies.

Can Peonies Grow In Pots: How To Grow Peony In A Container

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Peonies are blowsy old-fashioned favorites. Container grown peonies are excellent for the patio but they require a little more care than in ground plants. Choose a big container and come with us to learn how to grow peony in a container.

Peony Pruning: Is Pruning Of Peony Necessary?

By Jackie Carroll

Pruning peonies is easy, and they often require no pruning at all. So how do you know when to trim peonies? Read this article to find out more about when and how to prune a peony.

How To Grow Peonies The Right Way

By Caroline Bloomfield

Peonies are showstoppers in the garden, as long as you treat them right. We've got everything you need to know.

Peony Leaves Turning White: Fixing A Peony With Powdery Mildew

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Are your peony leaves turning white? It's likely due to powdery mildew. Powdery mildew can affect many plants, including peonies. Read this article to find out what can be done about this issue.

Dividing Peony Plants – Tips On How To Propagate Peonies

By Kathee Mierzejewski

If you wonder about dividing peony tubers and expect them to grow, there is an appropriate way of propagating peony plants that you should follow if you expect to be successful. Learn more here.

Peony Problems: Tips For Recovering Peony Plants Once Damaged

By Heather Rhoades

In any gardener's flower bed, plants can be subject to damage. When it happens to a peony plant, the damage is even more frustrating because of the picky nature of peonies. Learn more about that here.

Why Your Peony Buds But Never Flowers

By Heather Rhoades

The peony is like the grand matriarch of the garden. It knows exactly what it wants, and if you don't provide it with exactly what it wants, a peony will cause problems. Non-blooming is one. Learn more here.

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