The Q&A Archives: Growing Peonies

Question: My peonies are approximately one foot tall. When do I fertilize and with what?

Answer: Peonies are heavy feeders, so you can feed your plants in the spring with a high-phosphate fertilizer, such as bone meal, and in midsummer with a balanced fertilizer, such as a 5-5-5. The phosphorus helps promote flowering and the balanced fertilizer supplements overall growth.

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