lar999
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Trimming back Peonies

We have a clump of about fiteen plants very close together. They are so heavy with blooms that they fall over. Can some plants be thinned out?

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Selecting blooms will get you bigger flowers and make them less likely to flop, but there is nothing short of staking to really take care of that problem. I like peony hoops for each individual plant; works for me and I have lots. Division is a little tricky in peonies and is best left until fall at this point...

Scott

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lar99 i would cut them down and when you see them start to come out of the ground id try a tomato cage or some wir and put it around as they grow



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