How to plant peonies

Monty Don plants a herbaceous peony and a tree peony, explaining the importance of the correct planting depth, in this video guide.

Peonies are a beautiful addition to a border and make wonderful cut flowers. Plus, they are incredibly long-lasting plants, flowering for many decades. In this video guide, Monty Don show's how to plant a herbaceous peony, 'Sarah Bernhardt' and the taller tree peonies. He explains how planting depth is crucial with peonies – and how to get it right.


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