Plant Some Peonies This Fall and Be Rewarded in Spring

A bomb-form peony is described on Wikipedia as having “a single row of broad petals encircling a shorter dense pompon of narrower petals.” Photo by Susan Pelton

Early fall is the perfect time to plant, transplant or divide peonies in your landscape. Peonies are herbaceous perennials that have few rivals for their floral display and foliage. Their exquisite, large blossoms, often fragrant, make excellent cut flowers, and the foliage provides a lovely background for annuals or other perennials after the blossoms have faded. 

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