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when and how to transplant

Posted by lcdesign 6 SEPA (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 14, 07 at 11:14

3 or 4 years ago I planted "Monsieur Jules Elie", a gorgeous herbaceous peony. Its now really too big for the area I planted it in, and I'd like to divide it and move it. Its still got a lot of vigorous green foliage, and the place I'd like to move it is still covered with blooming annuals. I know that September is supposed to be the time to divide - but really how late can I wait to transplant? Or should I hold them over the winter in peat, like canna?

TIA
Leslie


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RE: when and how to transplant

  • Posted by rian 7va (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 16, 07 at 9:48

I normally wait until after the first frost to move my peonies. Although when it has been necessary, I have moved them any time of year that the ground wasn't frozen. In my experience peonies are very forgiving.


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