September: Peonies

September:  Peonies

Division and moving of peonies should be done in September so that a network of feeder roots can be established before winter.  After digging up the root and washing off the soil, allow it to dry in the shade for a couple of hours.  Cut the root into sections with at least 3 eyes per section.  Plant the divisions so that the eyes are no more than 2” deep.  The planting hole should be 2’ deep and 2’ wide.