moving peonies now???
Hi all! I am new as a member here, but have perused these boards for advice for years.
Anyway, we have these big, fluffy white peonies that came with our house. They are planted on the E-NE side of the house. They only get about 5 hours of sunlight before the sun goes over the roofline and they are in shade the rest of the day. They bloom well enough, but of course they are leggy and fall over even with the cages. In short, they are in the wrong place.
Now, I know fall would be the best time to move them. But here I just picked up two flowering quince for a song at a clearance sale. I think they would do well in that site, and would make a much more sensible foundation planting.
The peonies are blooming right now of course.
Would it be the end of the world if I cut them down to about 12" and moved them to a sunnier spot right now so that I can get the quince in? Even if they didn't bloom next spring, I could live with that. I just don't want to kill them. Any suggestions?