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Can anyone recognise this lovely plant?

I inherited it, it's survived over last winter and came back a little stronger. 

Ideally if I knew I'd be able to look after it better!imageimage


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,041

    looks like a peaonia, or peony.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142

    if you want to look after it find it a piece of ground to live in. That pot isn't big enough for it to flourish. They're not that good as pot plants. Plant it at the same depth as it is in the pot, don't bury it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I take it it didn't flower this year.  Peaonies are notorious for sulking when moved and often won't flower the first year until they are happily settled in.  I cut off the dead foliage in winter and cover the top with a deep mulch of compost for protection and they seem to appreciate that. Also don't plant in deep shade.  Good luck with it - it should prove stunning.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,088

    It's not moving a peony that is the problem.  The important bit is to get them in at the right depth.  Too deep buries the flower buds that come from the crown of the plant so they don't develop.  Too shallow and they get baked or frozen and don't flower which is why Nut said to plant it at the same depth as it is in the plot.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you everyone.

    it looks stunning to me now, I'll plant it at the weekend and next year it will be beyond stunning.

    thanks again!

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