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Joined: 2014-04-17

Last year I planted a Paul M Red Peony up close to house. Now husband wants to extend our deck right over it. So I am going to have to move it and I am worried it will die from info I have read. It has just barely started showing at ground. Can anyone offer any suggestions.

Joined: 2009-08-07

From what I have read, just dig them up making sure you get the root ball and keep the soil together and plant in a hole dug to the same size. Do not top dress the plant. Follow maintenance suggestions
that came with the plant.

Joined: 2014-04-17
Thank you so much for your

Thank you so much for your help.

Lin E
I agree with YB

make certain the root ball is large enough that you do not disturb the roots and fill the new hole with water and let it soak in before transplanting the root ball then thoroughly water them water every two days (unless it rains) for several weeks. reduce watering to twice a week after established.
Good luck :)

Austin Dalton

Herbaceous and Itoh peonies are propagated by root division, and sometimes by seed. Tree peonies can be propagated by grafting, division, seed, and from cuttings, although root grafting is most common commercially.Last year with tree removal north shore have moved a whole garden while gardening north side.

Herbaceous peonies such as Paeonia lactiflora, will die back to ground level each autumn. Their stems will reappear the following spring. However tree peonies, such as Paeonia suffruticosa, are shrubbier. They produce permanent woody stems that will lose their leaves in winter but the stem itself remains intact above ground level.So you can move them and it wont die through the course of planting it to north shore..

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