The Q&A Archives: Peonies

Question: Hello
I just bought a peony plant from a local nursery. When I read the care instructions it does not say what type of fertilizer I should use for feeding the plant. Can I feed it with the general purpose fertilizer? And as for the sun exposure, mine is the Felix Crousse that requires full sun. For the pink, it said partial sun. I'm confused because they are the same plant. Can you help me with this problem?
Thank You.

Answer: All peonies perform best when planted in full sun, but some will adapt to partial afternoon shade. If you have a choice, plant them both in a sunny location. Peonies resent having their roots disturbed so plant them carefully, making sure that they are resting at the same soil level in your garden as they were in the nursery containers. Any general or all-purpose garden fertilizer is fine to use on your peonies. Apply in amounts recommended on the fertilizer label.

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