Maintenance and Peony Care

Maintenance and Peony Care

Maintenance and Peony Care
Peonies are a low maintenance plant and, once established, rarely suffer from pests and diseases. Most peonies will spread to around 90cm in diameter and grow to about 90cm tall; this means that at some point you might wish to divide your peony. You may also need to provide some plant supports (we recommend our Peony Plant Supports) for taller varieties – remember to position the plant support in the early Spring before your peony has grown too much!

A feed in the Spring or Autumn is often advisable using our Professional Peony Feed.

Once your peony has flowered you may wish to dead-head the blooms. Dead-heading your peony is not essential but it will keep the plant looking tidy and encourage further root growth. Do not cut back the foliage – even if it is dead looking – until the Autumn because your peony is still growing. Cutting back of herbaceous peonies is easy: simply cut everything back to about 2cm above the ground. Cutting your peony back will assist with good hygiene and help mitigate against any disease the following year.