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When to cut back peonies

  • Blog
  • 19 January 2023

When to cut back peonies? This is one of the most frequently asked questions around peonies. Cutting back peonies is important for the plant health. In this blog, we will explain to you when to cut back peonies.

Why cutting back peonies is important

The main reason to cut back peonies, is plant health. Peony diseases can be prevented by removing diseased leaves during the growing season. Besides, peony diseases can also be controlled by cutting back the entire plants after the end of the growing season in the fall.

Cutting back peonies

It is optional to cut back peonies during the growing season, but it’s not recommended. On the other hand, cutting back peonies in the fall is always required. The plant relies on the energy from the leaves for the next year’s growth. Cutting them back sooner could affect next year’s flowers. Therefore, you need to wait until the fall to prune them back.

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Groot & Groot: Order peonies in bulk

Would you like more information about when to cut back peonies? 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!