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How To Plant, Grow & Care For Peonies

by aditya abhishek


Peony is an alluring flowering plant which in native to Asia, Europe, & Western North America. At present there are 33 species of peony in the world. 

Types Of Peonies

Six types of popular peonies are Single, Japanese, Anemone, Semi-Double, Bombe, & Full Double. Folower colour varies from pink, white, red, purple, yellow, orange,etc.


Peonies can grow well in cold temperate climate where temperature remains between 0 to 6 degrees Celsius for 6 weeks  to initiate flowering.  

Soil & Potting Mix

Well draining slightly acidic soil is good for peony plants. Prepare potting mix with 30% soil + 50% vermicompost + 20% cocopeat. 


During late summers you can start planting peonies through division. Separate seedlings with least three buds & plenty of root to plant them. 


For enhanced plant growth & flowering keep your peony plants under bright direct sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily. 


Do not over water, avoid waterlogging in the pot. Make sure to have drainage holes in the pot. Apply water when top layer of soil dries. 


Use 1/2 teaspoon NPK (5:10:5) in 1 litre water monthly or apply handful of vermicompost + 1 teaspoon bonemeal or onion peel fertilizer.

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