Plant of the Week

Peony

Hardiness Zone:2
Sunlight:Full sun
Height:75–120cm
Spread:40–60cm

Description

Peonies are sun-loving, fragrant perennials which are extremely hardy and easy to grow and maintain. They are deer resistant and blooms can last 4-5 weeks. Peonies will give you exotic flowers in the spring and lush foliage for the entire summer.

Pruning/Dividing

It is best to prune your peonies to the ground in late fall. Peonies can be left undisturbed and may live up to 50 years! If you do want to divide your peonies, do it in September and keep in mind that it can take at least four years to bloom again! When transplanting, make sure you position tubers 1-2 inches deep, as they are very sensitive to planting depth.