Basics for the Roots
Well Drained, Never Wet
- A good, fertile, garden soil is best for growing peonies. Most peonies tolerate a wide range of soil types and can be expected to grow on nearly any that is supplied.
- Soil in which sand is the main constituent, may need additional amending and fertilizing for proper performance.
- All soil must be well drained and should not be subject to wet conditions at any time during the year.
- Clay soils are highly fertile and will grow peonies, but can also become compacted, causing poor drainage. Liberal amendments of organic material can help to modify this soil structure.
- Prepare soil well ahead of planting, by digging deeply (2 feet) and adding amendments throughout the growing area. Top dressing with amendments does little good.
Healthy and Strong
Good Soil=Good Bloom