However, when it comes to planting them, you may find it a bit tricky. Thankfully, we made a guide here just for that purpose.
Read on so that you can give the best care for your baby grand peonies and brighten your home with them around.
Seasonal Times of Peony Flowers
As garden flowers, peonies are planted in autumn because they will need time to grow to blossom in spring.
That said, if you buy a potted peony from a florist or garden center, you can plant them in spring since, after all, the flowers have already been established in the soil and cared for beforehand.
About the Peony Flowering Season
Having peonies in your garden is a great choice because they bloom throughout spring and early summer.
So when your other spring blossoms start to shed their petals, peonies will take their place and add a splash of color to your yard and house.
Now, it’s important to know that not all your peonies can bloom simultaneously. It will greatly depend on the varieties you have.
To explain this further, some are early-season bloomers, some are mid-season growers, and others are late-season bloomers.
Also, your location influences their blooming time. Peonies bloom a little late in colder northern states, whereas those grown in warmer southern regions toss flowers earlier.
The duration of flowering will be seven to ten days. As opposed to other flowers, peonies may appear to have a longer flowering season.
That is because some peony cultivars or specially bred species produce flowers at different times of the season.
And don’t be surprised if some of them seem to produce only a few flowers that don’t quite look like your common peony.
This is completely natural. By its second spring, the plant will have more flowers and should look perfectly healthy and regular.
Hindrances to Peonies’ Flowering
Here are several reasons for this which you should be aware of:
- Lack of sunlight or water
- Excessive fertilizer use
- Roots are planted deeply
- The plants are still young