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anthony mcglen

hi there

i have two nice peonys that i was given last year and they were fantastic for me.

my question is this there is new shoot coming up now  and out of the grown will they be ok to just leave or do i have to do somthing to them this winter.

we have had no frost yet



That's OK Anthony. I only have Molly the Witch but I expect the others do the same. She's always visble, the shoots for next year start as the others die back. Very hardy plants

anthony mcglen


hi nutcutlet

thanks for your repliy i will leave well alone then. here is a pic from last year do you think you could name it as i dont know.


My Molly the Witch has been peekng through for about three weeks - she's in a pot in a sheltered corner waiting for her permanent home to be ready for her next spring. 


Lovely paeony Anthony, can't name it though, sorry. 


anthony mcglen

thankyou nut

Dove thanks for the website i will have a look


Whatever its name, it is a beauty

what gorgeous plants they are. I have three - one (bowl of beauty, I think) has flowered nicely for the last few years, but two have never flowered. I moved them to a spot where I thought they would be happier, with more sun, and they still haven't flowered, although lots of leaves last year, so I am hopeful. Fingers crossed I get some fabulous blowsy blooms next year. Also hoping they will be pink or white, as if they are red, I will have to move them again!


I think I read somewhere that peonies don't like to be moved and sometimes won't flower for a while until they settle again. Is that true? I moved mine in the middle of summer (I know, I know) and all the soil came away from the tuber - disaster! But it looks healthy enough even now.


I wouldn't be able to find the thread clk but this was discussed some time ago. Lots of us had moved paeonies with success


Oh that's good to know nutcutlet. Thanks.

anthony mcglen

hi all thankyou for all the kind coments.

when i got this peony it was just one large plant,as i did not know any better i took a knife and cut the tubour up into four bits and planted them. as you saw by the pic they all flowered that year.

maybe i was just very lucky

It's fine to divide herbaceous peonies in this way, as long as there's a growth bud in each piece. A great way to get more for your money!

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