Quite often, flower growers ask questions about peonies that do not bloom well or barely, although they were planted several years ago. Here are some tips for growing them.
When planting, choose to delink with 3-5 kidneys.
Correctly determine the place for landing – it should be well lit.
In the first year, plants only take root and usually have 1-2 stems – this is normal. A full-fledged root system with a supply of nutrients is formed by 3-4 years. Since that time, active flowering begins, the growing development of flower stems.
When planting, do not bury the kidney (if it is at a depth of 5-6 centimeters, the peonies will not bloom).
Do not plant peonies close to trees, shrubs or other large plants whose root system penetrates the peony planting area. Your peonies may not bloom or will have weakened blooms.
If you are transplanting peonies to a new place, be sure to share the old bush. Otherwise, the plant lives off the supply of substances from the old bush, the development of a new root system is not stimulated – peonies bloom weakly.
The division of peonies is carried out no earlier than 3-4 years after planting (if you need to propagate the variety you like). In addition, the plant must have at least 7 stems. And it’s better if there are more of them and they do not grow in a bunch, but occupy a certain area – with a diameter of at least 7 centimeters. The optimal time for dividing is the end of August and the very beginning of September.
At this time, not only garden plants, but also indoor plants need care.
To have a large inflorescence, it is necessary:
Have a fully developed plant, at least 4 years old.
Regularly provide the plant with nutrients, top dressing with full mineral fertilizer 3-4 times per season.
Once the side buds have reached the size of a pea, remove them. Leave as many buds as you need to view or cut.
Before flowering, pour 3-4 buckets of water at a time on each bush, well mulch the soil to maintain moisture.
Get varieties of peonies with large inflorescence.
Cut peonies in the half-life phase. But the cutting of late white varieties is carried out when the buds are fully opened on the bush.
So that your peonies do not get gray rot:
- Annually add deoxidizing additives (ash, dolomite or lime flour, etc.) to the soil
- Remove and destroy damaged parts of the plant.
- Trim the stems in time in the fall.
- Apply nitrogen fertilizer moderately.
- For prophylaxis, treat plants with copper-containing preparations, use potassium permanganate and fungicides “Fundazol”, “Maxim”, “Fitosporin”, “Gamer”, “Gliokladin” and others (according to instructions).