Peonies forum→What's happening with the petals?

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PeonyNewb
Jun 6, 2020 9:52 AM CST
Ok so I planted on the ground 2 days ago. Yesterday was looking great. Today when I checked this morning it opened a bit but very wilted/mushy. Too much water? Not enough water? Or is it normal?
Help. Thank you. :(

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Mieko2
Jun 6, 2020 10:25 AM CST

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Welcome! Peony Newb.
Unfortunately you have disturbed the peony by planting it when the buds were getting ready to open. This is a typical response. It looks like there are a couple of more buds on it, and they may bloom, but don't be shocked if they don't.

I always let a potted peony open its blooms while in the pot, and then either plant it in the ground or hold it in the pot until Fall. It would have been nice if the nursery had given you this advice.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.

PeonyNewb
Jun 6, 2020 10:29 AM CST
Yeah you are probably right. Shame. It was looking so good. I was naive to assume because it was in a pot it would do ok in the ground.
Bummer. There are several buds. At least 15. Sad

PeonyNewb
Jun 6, 2020 10:41 AM CST
I'm wondering also If I should still continue to water daily. It'll be mid 80F next few days. Sun is morning sun mostly. Argh. So complicated 😝

PeonyNewb
Jun 6, 2020 12:02 PM CST
I watered and I think is much better!!!! Hurray!
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PeonyNewb
Jun 6, 2020 12:54 PM CST
Omg. That was quick
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Jasmin
Jun 6, 2020 1:01 PM CST
What a beauty Hurray! Congratulations Thumbs up
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PeonyNewb
Jun 6, 2020 1:05 PM CST
Thank you Hurray!
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magnolialover
Jun 6, 2020 1:47 PM CST

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Peonies generally don't like high levels of heat and when you plant as it works to flower, it does two things, tries to focus on flowering and root development, stressing out the plant.

It's very pretty!
Name: LG
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Mieko2
Jun 6, 2020 3:38 PM CST

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It is really pretty, did it come with a name?
Be careful. I live in zone 7a, and high heat plus soggy soil equals root rot!
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PeonyNewb
Jun 6, 2020 4:38 PM CST
Mieko2 said:It is really pretty, did it come with a name?
Be careful. I live in zone 7a, and high heat plus soggy soil equals root rot!


I'm watering a bit every day. Once a day. Not a ton. I'm in zone 5b

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