Tree peony that won't flower

averil(8b)February 16, 2014

Hi folks, I'm after some advice if possible. I have a tree peony that I planted in a large pot two years ago. It grows nicely but I've never had a flower.mi give it bonemeal in spring and top it up with miracle grow through the growing season. Am I doing something wrong or should I be giving it something else.
It's in a south facing garden and gets sun all day. Thanks for any advice
Kind regards
Averil (UK)

This post was edited by averil on Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 8:21

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graycrna4u

Tree peonies don't like fertilizer that is high in nitrogen (Miracle Gro, 10-10-10). They prefer low nitrogen fertilizers like Neptune's Harvest or a fish/seaweed type fertilizer (5-10-5). And only once in the spring following bloom, once in the fall prior to dormance, and once in the spring when growth starts. Otherwise, is the plant happy in a container? They also don't like too much water. A little goes a long way.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 7:46PM
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averil(8b)

Hi Grayc. Yes the plant seems to like it in the pot. It grows nicely enough, just doesn't flower.. I shall take up your advice regarding feeding. I'm always a bit hit and miss with that, because I find it all a bit confusing. I shall post a pic if it flowers this year
Kind regards
Averil (uk)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 3:59AM
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averil(8b)

Hi Grayc. Yes the plant seems to like it in the pot. It grows nicely enough, just doesn't flower.. I shall take up your advice regarding feeding. I'm always a bit hit and miss with that, because I find it all a bit confusing. I shall post a pic if it flowers this year
Kind regards
Averil (uk)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:13AM
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graycrna4u

If the plant is growing well otherwise, then just be patient and wait. It will be rewarded.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:28AM
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KarenPA_6b

It takes awhile for tree peonies to get established. Can I ask how big was your plant when you planted it? Sometimes if you start with something small like a one year or even a two years grafted plant, it may take up to 3 years for the peony tree to bloom.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 8:55AM
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