peony bushes drooping

rosemg(5)January 31, 2013

I have big, big peonie bushes in my backyard and have a hard time keeping them from drooping over. what is the best way to prune them back or do i just cut away underground? thanks for your help.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Herbaceous peonies start from new stems every year. Many varieties will have heavy double flowers on weak stems and will need support to keep them from falling over. Many of us use a grid held 15 to 24 inches above the plant, with the stems growing through the grid. Al

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
koszta_kid(Iowazone 5)

Was at Garden Winter Fair at Kirkwood college. Lady giving talk on staking.She put a chicken wire -spray it green to blend in.Lays on top when few inches high. Grows through and lifts at same time. No other support .And keeps bloom high and dry after rain.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 7:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lizbest1(5)

Koszta_kid, that is the coolest new thing I've heard re/supporting peonies in a long time! I'm gonna try that on some this spring.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:38AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Peony pinching or deadheading
I picked up a peony in a planting pot that had about...
purslanegarden
Tree Peonies from Songsparrow
Well I just placed an order to Songsparrow Nursery...
peonyman
Peony sorbet and karl
I recently got some sorbet and karl rosenfield, i've...
kaesgarden
Sinking peonies
Most of my peonies are in raised beds, which over the...
calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9
Peonies Zone 9
I've read that tree peonies do better in my zone, however...
MK
Sponsored Products
Peony Cast Iron Shelf Bracket
Signature Hardware
nuLOOM Handmade Pino Peonies Black Runner (2'6 x 8')
Overstock.com
Signature Lily Pendant Small - Peony Glass with Nickel Hardware
$441.00 | Bellacor
Gold Crystal Lamps: 15.25 in. Peony Antique Golden Sand Accent Lamp with Crystal
Home Depot
Pink Peony Throw Pillow
$29.99 | zulily
Spring Blossom Wreath
Grandin Road
Peony Purple Ovo Table Lamp
$99.99 | Lamps Plus
Peony Floral Arrangement
$349.00 | FRONTGATE
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™