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bobbruton
Jul 16, 2017 8:09 AM CST
What's the best way and time of year to split a peony rose to avoid damaging it?
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 16, 2017 8:29 AM CST
Hi and welcome, bobbruton. I'm a bit confused about what you might be calling a "peony rose". Is it a Peony, or is it a Rose with peony-shaped flowers? Could you possibly post a picture of your plant, please?

Peonies should be divided when they're dormant, after all the foliage has died down in the fall. But you can leave them as a clump for many, many years and it doesn't affect their health. An old estate in British Columbia where I grew up had large clumps of beautiful peonies that bloomed wonderfully every year, and they had been in place for at least 50 years there. Unless it's truly getting too big for the spot it's growing in, I wouldn't disturb it. They take a while to recover from being moved or divided. Pouting, you know?

We have a whole forum here for Peonies if you're interested? https://garden.org/forums/view...

There's one for roses, too. https://garden.org/forums/view...
Elaine

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kniphofia
Jul 16, 2017 8:45 AM CST
Peonies are commonly called peony roses here in the UK. The best time is in autumn. Remember when replanting that they like to be shallowly planted with the growing points only an inch or so below the surface of the soil.

Good luck.
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 16, 2017 12:59 PM CST
Ahh ha, thanks Sue. The fog clears across the Atlantic. Figured it must be a peony since one doesn't usually divide roses. But I've not heard them called peony roses before, even though I come from a fairly "British" part of British Columbia.
Elaine

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