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How to take peony cuttings

  • Blog
  • 14 March 2023

Peonies are beautiful plants that can be propagated through cuttings taken in late summer or early fall. In this blog, we will explain how to take peony cuttings.

How to take peony cuttings successfully

Taking peony cuttings is a simple and rewarding way to propagate new plants. Follow these steps for success:

  • Step 1: Select the right time: the best time to take peony cuttings is in the late summer or early fall.
  • Step 2: prepare your tools: you will need a sharp pair of pruning shears, a clean knife and a rooting hormone powder.
  • Step 3: choose the correct stem: Look for a healthy stem on the peony plant that is about 6 inches long and has at least 2–3 nodes. Cut the stem at a 45-degree angle just below a node.
  • Step 4: remove the leaves: Remove all the leaves from the stem, except for the top two or three.
  • Step 5: apply rooting hormone: Dip the cut end of the stem into the rooting hormone powder. This will help stimulate the growth of new roots.
  • Step 6: plant the cutting: Plant the cutting filled with well-draining soil mix.
  • Step 7: care for the cutting: Keep it in a warm and humid environment.

With these tips in mind, you can successfully grow new peonies and enjoy their stunning blooms in your garden or as cut flowers in your home.

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Would you like more information about how to take peony cuttings? Or are you curious about the prices of our 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. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also email us directly: or call: +(31) (6) 110 60 243. We are happy to help you!