Growing guide

How to grow herbaceous and intersectional peonies

With their sumptuous, romantic blooms in shades of soft pink, white and glossy red, these are traditional border stars. Take care not to plant them too deep, give them rich soil and plenty of sun, and they'll be the belles of your border for several glorious weeks in early summer.

Quick facts

  • Long-lived substantial perennials bearing large, brightly-coloured, often double flowers
  • Suitable for borders displays and as cut flowers
  • Flowering from late spring to early summer
  • Needs plenty of space to flower well
  • Peonies do best in full sun
  • Cut back dead stems in autumn
  • Mulch and fertilise in spring
  • Make new plants by division in autumn

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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