Asked September 6, 2017, 12:15 PM EDT

If a new peony did not bloom this last summer, does that mean that it was planted too deep? I know that you are to plant them in the fall. So should we raise them up?

Dakota County Minnesota

1 Response

The often do not bloom the first year after planting. You can check the depth of your perennial now. Make sure the 'eyes' are just at or below the surface of the soil. If they are deeper than that, you can gently dig the entire root ball and raise the plant. Then water deeply and perhaps a light mulch for winter.