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Posted by Marcia Black from NH on 2001-04-11 08:28:37

A friend is giving me her peonies. They are up about 12 inches. I have to move them NOW. Is this a good time to separate them? Or, should I dig the entire clump and replant that way? I know peonies don't like to be moved, so would like to minimize the shock as much as possible. Also, they are moving from Virginia to New Hampshire, so they will have to be potted up for the journey. Thanks for any help.

Marci B.

  • Peony.... how did it work?
    Posted by Donna Love ( from Huntington WV on 2006-06-09 06:17:00

    I an wanting to get some starts from a peony , when is the best time to go this and how does one go about it?

    I would appreciate your help.

    Donna Love
  • Peopnies
    Posted by Danielle H. from TN z7 on 2001-04-12 12:11:24

    If it were me, I would try to move them in one huge clump with enough dirt so that they didn't realize they were moved. If you divide it up, you may risk losing blooms this year.

    I was given a "Bowl of Beauty" peony right after it finished blooming last year and although the foliage looked horrible from the heat and shock, it survived and is about 2-3ft tall right now with buds.


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