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Peony Tubers

I have just bought Peony Tubers from Gardening Express when i thought i was getting plants. They say i can plant tubers now but everywhere i've looked on internet say plant tubers in Spring or Autumn. What should i do? 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,959
    If you can, l would pot them up, making sure the top of the tuber is just below the surface. You can then plant them out in Autumn or leave it until Spring. 
  • Thanks Anni for your advice. Im a beginner and dont know too much about gardening. Once i have potted the tubers do i water them regularly. Do i keep them in tne garden or in a cool dark place? Do i pot them in normal compost or a John Innes of some kind? Thanks in advance.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,646
    Outside is fine, normal MPC is fine just to get them started into growth, until you plant them out in autumn or spring (I think I'd go for spring). Keep the compost just moist. When they start to grow they'll take up water and might need more but don't let them sit in soggy wet compost.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Thanks Jenny that's really helpful
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,959
    Agree with all Jenny's advice. The only other thing l would emphasise is not planting them too deeply, both in the pot and when you come to eventually plant them in the garden. A good sunny position where they're not crowded by other plants  :)
    It might take a year or two for them to establish, but it's worth it.
    What the heck, l'm going to blow my own trumpet here 😊

  • O WOW! @AnniD you have definitely inspired me. Just shows, a little bit of know how and effort can result into something so beautiful!  Thanks again Anni and Jenny  :)
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