Transplanted itoh peony
I dug up an Itoh Peony -Bartzella - on August 23rd - and gave it to a friend to plant in their garden - zone 5. It is a one year old plant - I planted it last spring 2009. We are downsizing and I won't have a garden at the new house.
My friend said that unless she is watering it constantly, the leaves droop. I was wondering if it is okay to cut the leaves back at this time of year? We are experiencing very hot weather right now - in the 90s. If okay to do this, how far should the leaves be cut back?
Thank you in advance for any help,