Peonys - Knowledgebase Question

Leominster, Ma
Question by gerbear1939
June 30, 2010
How can I get the peony bulbs I planted to come up. The ones planted in May never poked their heads out. I just put two more in the ground and wondered if there's something particular to peonys that I should e doing. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


A common problem is planting too deep--the crowns should be no deeper than 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Peonies need at least 6 hours of sunlight to bloom. Use a fertilizer high in phosphorus, which promotes bloom, such as 15-30-15. Bone meal is an organic source of phosphorus. Apply in spring just as new growth starts. I hope this info helps.

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