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peony care after blooming

Peony care after blooming

  • Blog
  • 24 August 2022

Peony care after blooming is for many gardeners unknown territory. The period after flowering is one of the most common problems you could face. There are several tips that can help you deal with this.

Cut back peonies after they bloom

After the peonies bloom, the first thing you need to do is to cut the flowers. After flowering, seeds begin to form. This requires a lot of energy and nutrients from the plant. By removing the faded flowers, you will get a lush bloom next year!

Treat the peony with care after blooming

It is important to treat the peonies carefully after blooming. The plant is weakened after flowering and they can easily be affected by a disease. When the peonies get sick, it will lag behind in growth the next year. You can prevent this by spraying the peonies with fungicides. Besides, you could also plant the peony in full sun at a distance from other plants.

peony care after flowering

Avoid damage by creating support

Peonies grow in size during the growing season. They will become heavy. The stems can’t always withstand the weight. There is a chance that the stems will break or bend. To avoid damage, you could tie all the stems in a bundle with a rope. The peonies will be stronger than and more resistant to bad weather.

Water them properly

One of the most important things you have to do after peonies bloom is watering. The soil around the peonies need to be slightly moist constantly. They need to be watered every 6 days.

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Would you like to know more about peony care after blooming? 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. Feel free to contact us. It is also possible to email us directly: or call: +(31) (6) 110 60 243. We would like to help you!