Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in the hole so the graft (the area where the roots meet the crown) is about 1" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Add compost as needed before planting. Larger shrubs appreciate some shelter from strong winds. This Tree Peony will bloom one or two years after planting. After the plant has blossomed, remove the seeds to promote the size of blooms for the following year.
Pruning: Prune out any damaged or broken stems after plants have leafed out. If plants become leggy, a moderate pruning in early fall can be done to shape the plant and encourage additional growth on the lower part of the plant. Remove spent flowers after bloom.
Pests or Diseases: Tree peonies are relatively pest-free. Ants on peony buds are common and harmless to the plant.