Dec 15, When to Cut Down Peonies. Peonies (Paeonia spp.) can be cut back to manage plant size, strengthen stems and encourage more bloom. For whatever purpose, timing is critical in pruning peonies. Cut. The 'common knowledge' is that herbaceous peonies will not propagate from stem cuttings, root cuttings are required. That being said, a few years back Can you cut peony bush stems and root them tried to root an herbaceous cutting and with application of rooting hormone, some roots did form on the cutting.
Aug 11, Peonies can be leftundisturbed for many years. Sometimes, however, it becomesnecessary to move established peonies. Peonies shaded by largetrees or shrubs bloom poorly and should be moved to a sunny shrubremoval.buzz, old plants may become overcrowded and flower poorly.
Large,old plants should be dug, divided, and transplanted to improveperformance. Start digging about a foot away from the stems. As you dig around and beneath plants, try to cut as few roots as possible. After loosening soil, lift the peony clump from the hole.
Place it on a tarp. Gently shake the peony plant so soil falls away from roots. Using your hands, divide the peony roots into sections or. Peony foliage needs to bask in full sun from spring until fall. Cut off that foliage beforehand and a bodacious bloomer becomes a flowerless flop. Put away those pruners for now. Wait until the leaves yellow in fall. That's your sign that the peony's larder is fully stocked and it's OK to trim.