Sunday, October 3, 2010
Moving and splitting or dividing Peonies
Cut the foliage to the ground and dig around the plant with a trowel to un-earth the root. They have tuberous roots that resemble irises, except that they have small eyes on them that the foliage sprouts from.
I had to move a few peonies in the spring this year because the bed they were in was so choked with day lilies that I feared I would lose them. Though the plants seem to be fine in their new location they didn’t bloom this year. Even tubers that are split in the fall may not flower the next summer, but don’t worry, as long as you see foliage. The plant is working to re-establish itself and will bloom progressively better over the next few growing seasons and can continue to thrive for decades.
Posted by Brandie Shaw at 11:37 AM