NO FLOWERS ON PEONIES
I HAVE HAD ONE PEONIE PLANTED IN MY BACKYARD WHICH HAS SHADE FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS. THIS PLANT HAS NEVER BLOOMED. I ALSO HAVE TWO PEONIES PLANTED IN POTS IN THE FRONT YARD WHICH HAS FULL SUN. NO FLOWERS. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM. THESES PLANTS COME BACK EVERY YEAR THEY JUST DON'T BLOOM. I LIVE IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA.
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Hi,

Thanks for writing. I'd guess the problem is your climate --- most peonies need a certain amount of winter cold in order to make flower buds; if they don't get that amount of cold, they can't bloom. Some varieties tolerate heat a little better than others, but in general, I'd look for other plants than peonies for your garden.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

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