Frequently asked questions

Why do peonies discolour?

The discoloration of peonies is partly genetically determined, for example, there are many varieties that get a lighter color as the flower opens further. However, flowers can also discolour due to too high a light intensity. So this is normal.

When can you cut a peony?

Peonies are best taken from cuttings and planted in the fall.

Can i also plant peonies in the fall?

A peony certainly can also be planted in the fall. In fact, the fall is the most optimal time to plant peony roots.

How many hours of sun does a peony need in a day?

The peony needs about 6 hours of sunlight per day.

What should i do if my peony doesn't bloom?

A peony that doesn’t bloom can have several causes. Too little light is one of them. If the flower does not open in the vase, this is a sign that the flower has been harvested too early.

When is the best time to plant a peony?

A peony cutting is best planted in the fall.

How do i prune a peony?

Flowers can be harvested from the peony plant in the spring if desired. It is imporant to nut cut the plant completely bare. Always leave 2 or 3 stems on the plant, so the plant retains enough energy to producte flowers again in the following year. When in the fall the stems have completely died and are brown in color, the plant can be pruned completely bare.

What is the flowering time of a peony?

Depending on the type and quality of the flower, peonies can bloom for up to 2 weeks.

Do peonies stink?

Some peonies have a light scent, mos varieties do not. There are many people who experience this scent as pleasant.

Is a peony toxic (for cats)?

The peony is not an edible plant. It is therefore important to never allow this to be eaten by animals.

Where can i plant peonies?

Peonies should be planted in a sunny spot where there is no standing water.

What colors of peonies are there?

Peonies come in a huge variety of colors and color combinations. Take a look at our range to get an idea of the different colors.

When should i prune a peony?

The best time to prune a peony, is in the spring.

Peonies do not open, what is the solution?

A peony that does not bloom, can have several causes. Too little light is one of them. If the flower doesn’t open in the vase, this is a sign that the flower has been harvested to early. A solution is to provide more sunlight.

When to cut peonies?

Peonies can be harvested in the spring. The specific cutting moment depend on the species. A general guideline is: wait until the bud of the peony begins to open and the color of the flower in the bud becomes visible.