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Peonies are these garden plants for which the place of growth is very important, although every flower will show its true beauty in a right place. Sunny and open to the winds - these are the main conditions for peonies to grow.  Soil should be well aerated, almost neutral.

The best time to plant peonies is in autumn or early spring, within the distance of 1 m from bush to bush. The soil should be until 5 cm above plant’s bud. The place for planting should be up to 40 cm deep. Peonies should not be planted too deep - the plants will grow, but the flowers will be minimal. If they are planted too shallow, they can freeze in the black frost.
After planting, especially in dry springs, the peony plantations have to be supplied with enough of moisture. The watering is necessary in July and first part of August, when plants are developing for the next year.
Another important factor is not to allow for peonies to flower in the first year, and it is recommended not to allow them to bloom in the second year also. It will be better for the strengthening of the bush. If the flowering is allowed in the first year after the planting, the peony bush will give all its energy to the flowers, hence it will not be able to show its real beauty.
Plant peony correctly and she will enchants with its charm for many years! Beginning with shiny red buds in the spring, continuing into flowering time with so many different colors and forms of the flowers and sweet fragrance, showing a nice foliage untill late autumn.