Asked July 25, 2019, 8:36 AM EDT

I am considering cutting back my peonies as they are shading gladiolus planted in the same bed. Would cutting back the peonies harm their bloom performance next spring?

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1 Response

Leave the peony foliage so it can store reserves for next year including bloom. You can remove any faded flowers and cut out damaged stems.