• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
Tree-Peony-Shoots-THUMB.jpg

Tree Peony Shoots

I was given a tree peony 5 years ago that consistently produces beautiful pink flowers. Like most of the other peonies I have in my flower bed, several starts come up from the ground (possibly from the root) every year. Can I transplant these “starts” without damaging the original peony?

Tree peonies are usually grafted onto the roots of an herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). Shoots arising from these roots would have slightly different leaves and definitely a different flower than your tree peony. Remove these shoots to prevent them from outgrowing and overshadowing your tree peony. You could try rooting the shoots and see what develops.

Related

Upcoming Appearances


July 17, 2021
Shade Gardening Seminar &
Sanger House Gardens Tour

In-person event

July 18, 2021
Drought Tolerant Perennials & Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin
In-person event

July 20, 2021
"Ask the Plant Doctor"
Question & Answer Session 

Webinar

July 24, 2021
Lake Country Art & Garden Tour
In-person event

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win 3 bags of Wool Pellets and reduce watering by up to 25%!

ENTER NOW