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Peony planted too shallow??

AcermaniaAcermania Posts: 15
I think I’ve not planted this peony correctly. Should I replant it this autumn? 


  • AcermaniaAcermania Posts: 15

  • It is a bit. Try to get it so the fleshy tuberous brown roots are buried but the buds are visible at soil level. For this season, I'd suggest perhaps mulching the roots up a bit so they don't dry out too much, then replanting in the autumn as you are thinking to do. I had a plant which thrust itself out of the earth (though not quite as much as yours), but it seemed to do OK.
  • SophieKSophieK Posts: 242
    So far I have always heard/read that peonies should be planted shallowly, but tubers should be just below ground level. This may be a tad too exposed.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,248
    You can always mound up around it, I think it'd be okay.
  • AcermaniaAcermania Posts: 15
    Thank you all, I was getting worried I was “killing” my peony!
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