Although Peonies are best planted in the fall, there’s no harm in getting a head start! Peonies are beautiful perennial plants.
Peonies require light, fertile and moist soil. It requires good drainage as well too. It’s best to not plant peonies near trees and shrubs. It’s best to have a protection in place for the peonies from the strong winds. They enjoy lots of sunlight and grows much better when it gets a full day of sun.
When planting peonies, you will need a deep hole that is at least 2 ft deep and 2 ft wide. When you plant the soil make sure it is lightly packed so that it has a good drainage system. The roots of the plant should be at least 2 inches below the surface. Once it’s planted back fill the soil into the hole. Water the plant thoroughly once in the soil.
Only use fertilizer if the soil is really bad or is dry. You will only need a little bit of fertilizer to be placed into the soil. You shouldn’t have to add fertilizer into the soil every year, a little goes a long way with peonies. For maintenance, as always, plants are susceptible to pests and diseases. The only good pests to have are ants because they help your peonies bloom. Always deadhead the plant as well too, for aesthetic and health purposes.