Peonies are beautiful flowers with nice scent and impressive look,they are perennials that come back every spring to take your breath away.
There are singles (with one or two layers of petals), semi doubles (with more petals ), Japanese (where the stamens are replaced by narrow petaloid filaments) and the most spectacular of all – the fully doubles (great puff balls of crumpled petals, row upon row).
Peony plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves; they do not respond well to transplanting.Plant peonies in the fall if possible. Plant them a few weeks before the first fall frost
It’s possible to plant peonies in the spring, but spring-planted peonies just don’t do as well, generally; they lag about a year behind those planted in the fall.
If planting in the spring, plant as soon as the soil is workable (i.e., no longer frozen). While there’s still a risk of frost, place a 1 to 2 inch layer of mulch over the planting area. When temperatures begin to warm, remove this mulch (a thin layer may be left to help with moisture retention).
It needs fertile soil to grow .Fertile soil will bring the best out of her and free draining soil is the best match to its natural beauty. These peonies hate it sitting in water during winter.They don’t want to be in soil that holds moisture. So dig a large, wide hole and amend the soil with leaf mold or soil conditioner, which is available at garden shops. To plant, mound the improved soil inside the hole. Then place the roots with the eyes just below the soil surface, facing up.
For best result, it is recommended to prepare the soil first. First, scoop the soil and loosen it a bit. Then, fertilize the soil with all purpose granulate fertilizer and combine with compost. It should help in providing the best place to grow for the peonies. It affects on its health, colors and shade, and strength.
Peonies love the sun light. They grow best when they are exposed to sun light and get enough during the day.