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Transplanting peonies?

Posted by unioncreek Zone 5 SE WA (My Page) on
Tue, May 15, 12 at 13:49

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?

Thanks,
Bob


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RE: Transplanting peonies?

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!!

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/peony/msg0310061322901.html


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RE: Transplanting peonies?

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


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