peony trans planting - Knowledgebase Question

St Cloud, Mi
Question by njhuff
June 16, 2009
i would like to move my peony plants to a differant area in my yard, is it ok, if so when and how do I do it?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2009


Peonies are very picky and will sometimes sulk if they are moved when they are actively growing so the very best time to dig and move a peony is in the fall, after frost has nipped the tops down and the roots are dormant. You can move yours now but it may not flower for a year or two. It won't die if you move it now, but it may look puny until the roots re-establish themselves so expect some wilting of the foliage. Best wishes with your peony!

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