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Peonies will not bloom

My peonies grow foliage but never produce any blooms. Why?
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Thanks for writing. There are several pretty common reasons why peonies don't bloom. They include: the roots being buried too deeply in the soil (the crown, or where the shoots grow out of the leaves, should be about an inch or so under the ground); the plants not getting enough light (they bloom best with at least 6 hours of direct sun a day); and if they've been transplanted it can take a couple of years to become reestablished before they bloom again.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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