Got 4 tree peonies potted, can I plant now or wait till fall?
We got 4 tree peonies in pots yesterday. They are 2-4 years old, the biggest one 4*4, others around 2 to 3 feet high and wide. The have done flowering but look gorgeous. The very nice lady has had them in pots but she told us it is better to grow peonies in ground.
We will plant them at the east side of the house, getting full morning sun but protected from west afternoon sun. But I read that peonies should be planted in autumn or very early spring. I wonder whether that is only true for bare foot plants? We would like to get these beauties in the ground as soon as possible since I think that will be easier for them (we have hot summer here). But if it is bad to move them now we will wait till fall.
By the way, the 4 tree peonies we got are:
Shin Shichifukujin (pink)
Shima-nishiki (red with white stripes)
These are our first tree peonies and I'm thrilled!
Thanks for your input and happy gardening!