Jocelyn H. Chilvers
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peony (Paeonia spp) traditional-landscape

peony (Paeonia spp)

herbacious perennial
photo by Jocelyn H. Chilvers

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Jocelyn H. Chilvers added this to Rocky Mountain Gardener's September Checklist
Transplant perennials. A good rule of thumb to remember is that perennials that flower in the spring and early summer should be moved in the fall, and those that flower in the late summer and fall should be moved in the spring. The idea is to let the plants “settle in” to their new location (get some root growth) before the push to flower occurs. Although this is not a hard and fast rule, peonies (Paeonia spp) in particular must be moved in the fall. When transplanting peonies it’s important to site them in full sun and provide them with a deep, loamy, well-draining soil. Set the root buds (or “eyes”) 1 to 1 1/2 inches below the soil level. Peonies that are planted too deeply will not flower.Other good candidates for moving now include poppies (Papaver spp), phlox (Phlox ssp) and daylilies (Hemerocallis spp). Mulch should be used to protect fall transplants by keeping soil temperatures above freezing longer into the fall (permitting better root growth).

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I love peonies. And poppies.
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My favorite flower
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Oh so pretty!!
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