Asked on Oct 28, 2018

How and when do you trim peoney bushes back?

SusanDeb the bzybeeLavinia
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  • Mogie
    Mogie
    on Oct 28, 2018

    Wait until the leaves yellow in fall. That’s your sign that the peony’s larder is fully stocked and it’s OK to trim. Throw out the foliage with the trash to make sure it doesn’t harbor diseases and insects over the winter.

  • Joan LeVasseur
    Joan LeVasseur
    on Oct 28, 2018

    I live in Canada and I have already cut mine back as I do every year. I'd say right now is a good time is you get frost and snow.

  • Lavinia
    Lavinia
    on Oct 29, 2018

    i live in the uk nd mine are cut bac

  • Deb the bzybee
    Deb the bzybee
    on Oct 29, 2018

    I cut mine back about now. ...usually leave 4-6 inches tall. I always think I killed them and then they pop up in the spring!!

  • Susan
    Susan
    on Oct 30, 2018

    Fall is the time to cut back the peony foliage. Once the foliage starts to deteriorate it is ok to cut back stalks. Some times this happens in late summer, just depends on the year.

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