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how often to water peonies in pots

How often to water peonies in pots

  • Blog
  • 23 October 2023

Peonies are beloved flowers for their stunning, lush blooms. Growing peonies in pots can be a rewarding experience. However, one of the most significant aspects of peony care in pots, is knowing how often to water them.

Why the right balance is important

Peonies require the right balance of water to thrive. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues, while underwatering can result in stressed, wilted plants. So, how often should you water peonies in pots? We would like to help you with some tips.

Tips to determine how often you should water peonies in pots

  • Soil quality: start with well draining soil. Peonies don’t like to sit in waterlogged soil.
  • Pot choice: select a pot with drainage holes.
  • Weather: pay attention to weather conditions. Peonies need more water during hot, dry spells. They require less water during cool, rainy periods.
  • Morning watering: water your potted peonies in the morning when temperatures are lower. This allows the soil to absorb moisture before the heat of the day.
  • Deep soaking: When you water, give your peonies a deep soak. Water until you see water starting to flow out of the drainage holes.
  • Mulch: apply a layer of organic mulch around the plant to help retain soil moisture and regulate temperature.

How often you water peonies in pots depends on several factors, including the soil, pots, weather and season. Following these guidelines will help you maintain healthy peonies. Remember, it’s always better to slightly underwater than overwater. Peonies are more forgiving of drought than excess moisture.

watering peonies in pots

Groot & Groot: order peonies in bulk

Would you like to know more about how often you should water peonies in pots? Or are you curious about the prices of our peonies or peony roots? Groot & Groot supplies peony flowers and peony cuttings in wholesale quantities. We supply worldwide to professional growers and (export) wholesalers. At Groot & Groot we are able to grow peonies all year round. So we are not seasonal. It is also possible to email us directly: or call: +(31) (6) 110 60 243. We would like to help you!