peony not blooming - Knowledgebase Question

Rock Hill, Mi
Question by wfross1115
May 17, 2010
we planted 2 karl rosenfeld peony plants last may 2009. it is now mid may 2010 they show no signs of blooms. what could be the problem? they are not planted too deep.

Answer from NGA
May 17, 2010


Planting peonies too deep can cause peonies not to bloom, but transplanting or resetting them can cause them to take a year or two to readjust and begin blooming, too. The smaller the initial plant, the longer it will take to build strength to bloom, as well. Peonies really do best in full sun all day, and less than full sun can slow their growth. Other problems might be competing tree roots or possibly low fertility. You might give them a complete fertilizer early each spring along with a top dressing of compost and see if that helps them grow a bit faster.

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