Asked on May 8, 2017

My peony hasn't bloomed in 10 years!

Bettie GordonJoanSuzanne


I added a red rose plant in a nearby garden and it hasn't bloomed since. The leaves come up each spring nice and hearty and get about 3ft tall, but no beautiful flowers. Is it possible the rose is stealing its flower??
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 8, 2017

    The peony may need to be divided.
  • Marie
    on May 8, 2017

    You have the plant to low in the ground ! they don't like to be deep in the ground.
  • Bettie Gordon
    on May 8, 2017

    Hi Charlene- at this point you might need to check your soil. It may be that the nutrients in your soil just isn't adequate for the plants you have in that area.
    • Charlene Holmes
      on May 9, 2017

      I planted an hydrangea in the same garden and it blooms fine! I also have a lilac bush which is right behind the peony that blooms every May and that has been there forever! I'm thinking that the lilac is crowding the peony, which still grows with beautiful heathly looking leaves of reddish green. so I think I have to move it!
  • Suzanne
    on May 8, 2017

    It may just be time to move it.
  • Joan
    on May 9, 2017

    It is my understanding that peonies do not like to be moved. They also require a lot of sun. Are there any other plants that may be growing larger than previously around your peony and may be crowding it's sunlight? If that's the case, try to prune back the plant that is growing around it. Peonies also need ants to bloom (some how they get to the plant).
  • Bettie Gordon
    on May 9, 2017

    That's probably a good idea.
    The best soil to use when growing roses is loam. Loam is about 50 percent air and water with the balance being made up of sand, silt clay, and organic material.
    good luck
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