Transplanting peonies?

unioncreek(Zone 5 SE WA)May 15, 2012

I in the process of moving and have a peony that was my great grandfathers. It's just getting ready to bloom and I would like to move it to my new house. Can I transplant it after it's done blooming and what is the procedures?



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Hi Bob -- I am new to the forum but I have been researching the same subject as I have two 4 ft x 4 ft bunches that are ready to bloom that I need to move. I am no expert and will wait for the PEONISTS to advise but here is an old thread that may help us -- Basically, spring division or moving is dicey and may disrupt blooming or be unsuccessful altogether.

Fall seems best but lets hear from the experts!!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 7:19PM
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Yes it is better to move them when dormant, but if you do not have that choice, you can move them anytime. You should expect to pay a price, at least a possibility of no bloom for a year or two. If done with care you should not ever lose a plant. Al

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 9:25AM
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