Peony plants, location and care
The peony is a perennial plant that can last up to 20 years if cared for properly.
Planting, sowing or cutting is done in spring and the peony is a sunbather who wants to enjoy 6 hours of sunshine every day. Peonies that do not get enough sun will also not open.
This plant is very sensitive to planting too deep. Cover the peony’s red ‘noses’ with up to 2 centimetres of soil when planting otherwise they will not emerge.
If they get wet feet, they will not open during flowering time. If the soil in the garden is very wet, add some sand. Transplanting to a higher part of the garden is also possible, but there is a chance they won’t flower for a year.
The peony does well on heavy clay soil; if your garden is sandy, add enough compost to encourage growth and flowering. The peony is actually a shrub and needs a lot of space, keep this in mind when planting.