Peonies are perhaps only second to roses in the magnificence of their blooms. Of course you can and should grow both, but this piece is all about peonies and ways to care for them to achieve the best results. Several of the tips may seem fairly obvious to more experienced gardeners, but it’s always useful to be reminded of the essential requirements. These tips come from an article by Betty which I found on the Top Inspired website.
Peonies are one of the most popular bouquet flowers! They come in gorgeous colors that really compliment their shape and size and we definitely adore them for that. No matter if it?s pink, red or white we?re talking about, if we could plant our whole garden with them, we would totally do that.
If you?re also one of the people who absolutely loves peonies and considered decorating the garden with these beauties, then we?re here to help. In this article you will find ten tips on how to plant and grow these pretty flowers. Scroll along!
1. Choose a Variety
All varieties are beautiful, but they differ in few ways. First of all, they are separated in two main groups ? early to mid season bloomers, and mid to late season bloomers. In the first one, you will find varieties such as Stardust that produces white ? petaled flowers or Big Ben with medium ? size, dark red flowers. In the second group, you will find the Angel Cheeks with bomb ? shaped, soft ? pink petals or Louise Marx with?Japanese-form white blooms and gold stamens. There are many more, so make sure to check them all out and choose your favorite.
2. Get the Right Soil
Before you go on with planting your peonies, make sure to test out your soil?s pH ? it should be neutral. If your soil is poor, adding well ? rotted compost will help. Besides this, the peonies love a soil that is rich in hummus and fertile. It should also be a soil that will allow good water ? drainage.
3. Pick the Right Site
Peonies are the type of flowers that don?t like to be disturbed. That being said, peonies don?t like to share their food or water with other plants, so make sure to plant them away from other shrubs, flowers or trees, somewhere they can get all they need without being disturbed. They?re sun lovers and plant them where they can get plenty of sunshine!
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