poeny plants - Knowledgebase Question

Cary, Il
Question by snijac
June 20, 2010
Do peony plants reflower in the same season?? Do I need to cut back? Lots of new buds but no flower. Should these be cut back so they can bloom again???

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2010


Deadheading peonies isn't mandatory, however the dead flowers can look unattractive so most gardeners remove them from the plant. Your peony will grow just fine if you don't deadhead. The root base will spread and every year you'll have more stems. If you decide to deadhead your peonies, here's how: Snip each flowering head just above the first set of leaves. Make sure that your pruning shears are very sharp. A sharp edge heals quickly and resists bacterial growth that can damage your plant. Enjoy your peonies!

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