Answer: Peonies dislike having their roots disturbed and especially dislike being moved when they are in full bloom. So, when you replanted them, they began to wilt to show their dismay. In the winter, after the foliage dies down, the roots can be dug up and transplanted. Doing this while they're dormant causes less shock. Since you've already dug them up, I'd replant the roots now and hope they respond by producing new foliage. In the meantime, enjoy your lovely bouquet!
Q&A Library Searching Tips