Can this be dug up

Asked April 26, 2019, 6:36 PM EDT

I have a tree peony that has growing along side of it regular peonies. They are getting ready to take over the tree peony. Can I dig them up and replant some place else? The tree peony is to the left in picture. Thank you!

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3 Responses

The best time to transplant peonies is the fall.

If you must transplant now, follow best practices the best you can: have the hole already dug, transplant on an overcast day and still day, water immediately and use a one-time application of liquid fertilizer.
If you can dig up a big clump of soil that includes most of the roots, so that the plants aren't as disturbed as usual, that would be helpful. Keep them watered during dry spells.

Ellen

Thank you I’ll wait till fall.