When To Plant Peonies?

Peonies are a wonderful addition to your garden. There are many different kinds of peonies, so you can choose one that fits your needs and your landscape.

Peonies need sun, lots of water, and good soil. They are slow to grow, but once they get going, they will be beautiful for years to come.

When To Plant Peonies?

Peonies are hardy perennials that grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 8. They thrive in full sun to partial shade and require rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5, according to the University of Idaho Extension Service (UIPES).

Peonies should be planted after all danger of frost has passed but before temperatures rise above 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 C). While peonies can tolerate lower temperatures, they need warmer temperatures for proper growth and blooming once established in the garden. Additionally, planting before rainy weather arrives ensures adequate moisture for root establishment during transplanting.

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Peonies?

The best place to plant peonies depends on how much sun they will receive each day. Peonies like at least six hours of sunlight per day, so if you don’t have this much sun in your yard it may be better to plant them near a window or door that gets full sun throughout the day.

Peonies also need well-drained soil that isn’t too rich in nutrients. They prefer soils that are slightly acidic and clay-like with a pH between 6 and 6.5. If your soil is very sandy or rocky it might not be the best place for peonies because they can’t get adequate drainage from these types of soils.

It’s also important not to plant them directly next to trees or shrubs because these plants compete for nutrients with each other and can stunt growth for both peonies and other plants around them.

What Is The Best Month To Plant Peonies?

When planting peonies, it’s important to consider the best time of year. Peonies can be planted in either spring or fall. If you’re planting yours during the summer months, keep in mind that they need at least five hours of sunlight a day and should be watered regularly.

If you decide to wait until later in the year to plant your peony, keep in mind that it may not bloom for another two years (or more). The roots of most varieties need six weeks or so to develop before they’ll begin blooming again after being replanted.

You’ll want to give your new seedlings plenty of room and make sure that they have well-drained soil (with plenty of organic matter) so they don’t get root rot during their first year as perennials.

How Long Do Peonies Take To Grow?

Peonies are perennial plants, so they will grow year after year. They tend to grow to be about 2-5 feet tall and they take 3-5 years to flower. If you’ve never grown peonies before, it’s best to start with a smaller variety in order to get used to how they behave before planting something more unusual or challenging.


Peonies are one of the most popular flowering plants in the world. They are beautiful, fragrant, and very easy to grow. They can be planted in almost all climates and their blooms last for months. So, if you have a garden or even just a patio at home then consider growing some peonies this year! If you follow our tips then hopefully you’ll enjoy success with these amazing plants.