Useful tips

How do you care for a fern leaf peony?

How do you care for a fern leaf peony?

Peonies need cold winters and won’t bloom well without a period of chill. Fernleaf peony plants prefer at least six hours of sun per day. The soil should be fertile and well drained. If your soil is sandy or clay, mix in a generous amount of compost before planting.

How big does a fern leaf peony get?

24 in.
Blooming in late spring – early summer, this very early season peony will flower for approximately 7-10 days. Reliable and vigorous, this herbaceous peony grows up to 24 in. in height (60 cm) and 18 in.

How do you propagate a fern leaf peony?

Fern peony plants are propagated by dividing or splitting the root ball in the fall once the growing season is complete. The soil should be moist, but not wet, prior to digging the root ball. Wait for the soil to dry if heavy rains have recently occurred or are predicted.

When can I move my fern leaf peony?

September is the best time to transplant established peonies. Begin by cutting the peony stems near ground level. Then carefully dig around and under each plant. Try to retain as much of the root system as possible.

Where should you plant fern peonies?

Hardy in Zones 3-8, fernleaf peony will do best in part shade to full sun. The best time to plant your fernleaf peony is in the fall. It’s not picky about soil type, as long as it’s well-drained. If you have sandy or clay soil, it helps to mix in plenty of compost to the planting site.

Where is the best place to plant a fern peony?

They do best when grown in fertile, well-drained soil, with full sun of at least six hours a day. Peonies require at least a half day of sun but bloom best with at least 6 to 8 hours of sun daily. They don’t transplant well, so be sure to select a location where you know you’ll want them.

How do you plant fern peonies?

The soil type can range from a sandy loam to a soil with small amounts of clay. Dig a hole for the fern peony so the root ball is 1 to 2 inches below the soil surface. The fern peony will not grow if planted too deep. Place the plant into the hole and gently pack the soil around the root ball.

How deep do you plant fern peonies?

Dig a planting hole that measures 18 inches wide by 18 inches deep. Nichols Arboretum recommends measuring 18 inches from the base of the peony and digging a circle around the plant with a sharp shovel, digging deeper until the root ball can be gently lifted from the ground in one piece.