The Q&A Archives: Drooping Blooms

Question: Do the blooms on the Peony you show in your catalog droop to the ground due to weak stems?

Answer: Peonies will grow strongest and sturdiest in full sun, but even the stiffest will flop their blooms in rainy or windy conditions or if overfertilized. To avoid the problem, most gardeners will either use a peony hoop support (basically a metal ring on legs that the plant grows up through) or will support it in some other way. If you put the support in place in early spring and allow the plant to grow up through it the support becomes nearly invisible and it is very quick and easy to install -- and the peonies reward us well for it.

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