When should I plant an herbaceous peony in the New York area?
Plant bare root herbaceous peonies in fall, not spring, as the falling temperatures of autumn trigger root growth. (Spring planting for bare root plants has a low likelihood of success but container-grown plants can be introduced to the garden in spring with care taken that the roots are not damaged. Container-grown plants have a greater risk of producing inferior plants in the garden.)
Before you plant, choose a good site and prepare the soil. You can read about all the steps to take for successful peonies in our Guide to Herbaceous Peonies.
Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service
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