Q. When should I divide my peonies?


Herbaceous peonies should be divided in the fall. Cut off old foliage, lift the clumps carefully, and using a hose, gently remove all soil. Cut the crown into divisions using a sharp knife or spade. Each division should consist of 3-4 roots and 3-5 eyes (buds). The outside of the clump yields the best divisions.

Multi-stemmed tree peonies can be divided in a similar manner. Single-stemmed tree peonies cannot be divided.


For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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