How to grow peonies in your garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that gets full to part sun during the day and protection from the afternoon sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Carefully, remove the shrub from the container.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well.
  5. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  6. Feed every week with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     


How to grow peonies in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and is double the size of the plant. Place it in a position that gets full to part sun and protection from the afternoon sun.
  2. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Carefully remove the shrub from the container.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Feed every week with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Growing tips

  • Peonies don’t like to be moved once established, so choose a spot where they won’t be disturbed.
  • These plants dislike having wet feet, so a well drained soil is important. 
  • Great as a cut flower.

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