Should I move my peonies?
CT, Zone 5, United States
I have a few peonies planted in what should be full sun along a brick wall. Two years ago they were spectacular, but this year they hardly had any blooms and were totally taken over by some kind of disease. I've cut them to the ground and removed all visible traces of the diseased parts of the plants. I've also dramatically pruned back the climbing hydrangea which was compromising their sun. Another factor is that we had an EXTREMELY wet summer this year (21 days of rain in June) so the hydrangeas and the water probably didn't help the disease at all.
I have a few other peony plants in other parts of the yard, but I would like to group them all together somehow.
Is it wise to move the healthy peonies into this bed? Should I move them all to a third location? Should I just keep them separated to be safe?
- 15 Sep, 2009