Answer: Peonies are generally planted in full sun, but because of your growing area, the summer sunshine might be too intense for your peony. The crispy brown leaves are an indication it needs protection from hot afternoon sunshine. Now that you've moved it to a better location, all you need to do is keep it well watered for the rest of the summer. Peonies don't like to have their roots disturbed, so it's best to transplant it in the fall, after the foliage has died down and the roots are dormant. Try to find a site with some shade from the afternoon sun, but with full morning sun. Be sure to amend the planting site with lots of organic matter so the soil will drain well, yet hold just the right amount of moisture. Best wishes with your peony!
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