must peonies be staked AND tied? does H2Ospritzing leaves help?
I received a bunch of peonies for transplanting a week ago. They were in a large green garbage bag and did not have much soil attached. There were already about 20 buds of various sizes. Because I am moving, I planted them in a large pot, approx 20" deep, with lots of compost added to the soil in the pot.
I have been watering them like crazy, even spritzing the leaves and flowers several times a day.
They are staked, but not tied. My husband says I must tie them. Is this correct?
The weather has been coolish - about 45F most of the day, with lots of sunshine. The leaves, despite my spritzing, are very droopy.