Peony - Knowledgebase Question

Beverly Hills, Fl
Question by laudicinajt
January 16, 2010
I live in north Florida and just bought peonies. When should I plant them? Can I grow them in a container? Thanks

Answer from NGA
January 16, 2010


Peonies grow from tubers and should be stored until the weather warms up. Late February or early March would be a good time to plant them. They will grow in containers. The dwarf varieties are more suited to container growing because their overall size is small enough for a two-gallon container. If you have standard sized peonies, expect them to reach 5-6' in height and require a 5 to 10 gallon container per plant. The roots of a full sized peonie will grow quite extensive. Use potting soil rather than garden soil to fill the containers. Enjoy your peonies!

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