Peonies-Transplant? or not?
I have two peonies--at least 15-20 yrs. old, which haven't bloomed well for past 3-4 yrs. & failed to bloom at all this year. I know at least part of the problem is that they aren't getting enough sun & they're getting crowded out by other plants. They were planted prior to when I moved into the house. I'd like to transplant them if that is feasible but don't know when is the best time. Is it possible to transplant peonies & when should I do this?
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Hi
The best time to move peonies is in the fall. In your area, I'd move them in October. Dig up the entire clump, cut off sections making sure each section has at least two ""eyes"" or growing points, and replant at the same level they had been growing previously. Be sure they get full sun. That's generally the main reason they don't bloom.

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