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Starting peonies from very small root starts

Posted by lovinroses 7GrtsPassOR (suzytwistpowell@gardener.com) on
Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 18:36

I was given many root starts. Do not know the type nor color. I have planted them in 3 gallon pots with good potting soil. Any suggestions on stimulants, fertilizers etc.
I am new to the peony world.


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RE: Starting peonies from very small root starts

I am assuming you planted one per pot. I would wait for new growth to appear before fertilizing, water as needed to maintain moisture, keep in partial shade to start, moving into more sun as growth hardens. I will usually start small purchased roots in one gallon pots for the first year, planting in the garden in the fall. Al


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