Peonies - Knowledgebase Question

Plover, WI
Question by laboy61
October 25, 2004
How do I take care of peonies? Do I cut them back for winter or Just let them die?


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Answer from NGA
October 25, 2004

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Peonies are perennial plants and their tops will die down after the first frost. After the tops have wilted and died, cut everything off at ground level and spread a few inches of mulch over the top of the soil. In the spring, push the mulch back and new stems and leaves will appear, followed by beautiful flowers.

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