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How to keep peonies in winter

Tell us how to care for peonies before winter? How and when to trim and how to prepare for winter?


Peonies are cut off in the fall when the first cold weather sets in. From the beginning of October, in the flesh to the end of November, depending on weather conditions. During this period, peonies are ready to "hibernate." Peony is cut, but so that small stems (3-5 cm) remain above the kidneys. Plant litter is better to collect and destroy, mulching them increases the risk of fungal disease. And for mulching, it is better to use humus or dry peat. Autumn pruning is not performed if the plant was sick in the summer and for the purpose of prevention you have already pruned it.