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Paeonia 'Bowl of Beauty'

Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,365
I think I read somewhere that paenoies don't like to be crowded, but the wallflowers 'Red Jep' have grown bigger and quicker around mine than I expected, should I take them out to give the paeony more space? (It's inside the black metal support).
North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    I think " crowded" is a relative term. If the paeonia is still growing nicely , I'd not panic. If it's being smothered and not growing, but back the wallflowers
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,739
    There's no pic, Lizzie!
    Technically, no plant wants to be crowded, and as peonies like good light/sun, anything too close will block that and inhibit growth, especially if it's a 'solid' type of plant. 
    If you can move some, it would certainly prevent the new peony growth becoming leggy, and a bit weak, or spoiling it altogether by preventingproper, healthy growth.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    edited March 2019
    I have a few bowl of beauty growing in a very crammed border, they dont seem to mind at all, they and soon swamp the other plants in early summer then I cut back a few leaves after flowering to make room for the other plants to get going. If anything Id say they benefit from the support of the surrounding plants, I never bother giving them canes etc
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,365
    Oops, sorry folks, don't know what went wrong there.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,365
    Thanks guys. I'll leave it be for this year and see what happens.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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