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How do peonies grow?

Peonies go through the same life cycle each year. This cycle consists of three phases: plant growth, flower growth and the rest phase. During the rest phase, the part of the plant above the soil dies. The rest phase takes place in Autumn. This makes Autumn the best time to plant new peonies. In its first year, a peony won’t blossom yet. The buds will bloom for the first time in the second year. It takes a while, but you will get rewarded: the flowers of a peony get better each year of its life.

In order to get the most beautiful flowers, a peony needs the right care.