When should I plant an herbaceous peony in the New York area?

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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

  • Last Updated Jan 26, 2024
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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