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Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

Hi garden people, I won a gorgeous peopny in a raffle today but unfortunately it had no ID label or care instructions. It's about 2'  high and has two big open flowers (pink) and one unopened bud. I looked on the RHS site and they advised planting in autumn or spring. The pot is not very big for the size of the plant so I don't think it should stay in there until autumn. 

Could anyone advise me how and where to plant it to give it the best chance of survival?

I'll get a photo tomorrow if that helps.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Sounds like a tree peony.  You can plant potted plants at any time.  The RHS advice is really for bare-root plants which is often how tree peonies are supplied.

    Mine do best in part shade in poorish soil, so no need to add anything when planting it.

    Last edited: 22 May 2016 21:17:32

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  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    OK. That helps, thanks. Maybe if I put a photo on tomorrow someone will be able to give me an ID and an idea of what size it could grow to so I can decide where to plant it. 

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452



    Isn't it lovely? Any suggestions for a name that I can look up for a care guide?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    That's nice

    Looks more like an herbaceous paeony to me. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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