Tree Peony In The Pac NW- Tips?
Hey, all. I used to post here a bit, then times got bad and for years I couldn't buy much in the way of plants.
This year, things have been a bit better. I splurged and bought a 1-year "High Noon Hai Huang" Tree Peony from Hirts. The herbacious ("Nippon Moon") ones I bought from them about ten years back are going strong. So I thought I'd take a chance.
I haven't tried my hand at Tree Peonies before and would love some tips. I think I've found a good spot for it at the peak of an incline. It'll get a little wind but also plenty of sun. Plus it will be a healthy distance from my yard's only big tree. (A Black Walnut.) I know I need to test the soil. My soil is heavy clay so I'll likely need to amend it. Also, from reading here I note that it may be better to remove the plant from its 5" pot to a larger pot and wait until Fall to set it in its permanent home.
Any input from others would be welcome. Thanks.