Would I be hurting my peonies if I

earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)August 24, 2007

dig them and pot them up in anticipation of a move? it would cause me tear to have to leave these.

thanks

maryanne

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maifleur01

This is the time to dig peonies. Depending on how long before you move you can either pot or bag with barely damp peat or other material. You only want it slightly damp. If more than feel damp to touch you could rot your roots.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2007 at 8:58PM
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betty_crofton_md_z7

So which brand of soil is best if you transplant a tree peony into a container?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2007 at 9:29PM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

maifluer, thank you kindly for your advice. they will stay potted for several months.

thanks
maryanne

    Bookmark   August 25, 2007 at 11:45PM
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silent1pa

I have found peony to be very accepting of transplanting. I once dug a perrenial peony up with a backhoe in the middle of winter without knowing what it was and stuck all the tubers in a metal pail to take home just for kicks. It filled with water and froze solid. In the spring I ended up with two dozen peony growing straight out of the rusty water. I put them in the ground and now have two dozen nicely blooming double pink peony. I imagine you'll show more love than my backhoe so fret not.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2007 at 7:44AM
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