I have a lovely bowl of beauty peony but want to lift it and pot it. Can i do it now. Also can i use the soil it is in as all that area is compost out of my bin over the yrs
I wouldn't do that.. Paeonies don't do well in pots, they have large roots which they need to keep
read up a little about it and say bowl of beauty are ok in pots. Just wanted to know if anybody as one in a pot. It just I'm totally digging up area and until i find a new place for it then it has to go in s pot
I had all my peonies moved to fill a raised bed . The couple of hobby gardeners were very concerned about possibly damaging it. They dug extremely deep and it survived. Not as many flowers as before this year, but it survived and flowered .
It really needed the TLC of this couple of knowledgeable garden lovers to understand it's needs .
yes i have a rather big pot for it and plan in digging quite alot of soil around
I have one in a large pot , It has flowered once in five years , I keep hoping
Plant it out and give its roots room to expand!
Sarah D - if it's a temporray measure while you sort out borders and the soil, your peony will be fine in a pot but do make sure you water it well before digging it up and after potting and that you take as much roots and soil with it as possible. Re-plant as soon as its new location is ready and be careful to plant it at the same depth as before. peonies are fussy about depth. Too deep buries potential flowering buds an dthey fail. Too shallow exposes them to frost and dryness and they fail so all you'll get is foliage.
At moment have no idea where i will be putting it. This will be it second time of lifting it. Might be in pot for a few yrs.
In that case, expect it to survive but not thrive and don't be surprised if it doesn't flower well or even at all.
As Obelixx says - don't expect much from it if you have to keep it potted long term. They really aren't pot specimens.
It won't die - providing it has adequate, nutrients , water and light, but it's unlikely to flower, or flower well.