When should I cut back my peonies?

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Peonies should be cut back before the first frost hits. Because climates vary widely, so do proper times for cutting, but when done at least one inch of the plant should be left above ground.
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After flowering, the old flowers and forming seed clusters may be cut off to tidy the overall look and aesthetics of the peony plant. Cut the stem back only to the first or second
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I'm not sure which region you live in, but if it is a wintering region, you would cut the peonies back in the fall when you cut back your other plants, before the frost hits. Leave
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Brenda, The Bleeding Heart can be divided and planted any time because they are typically planted in a shady area,so the hot summer sun shouldn't hurt them.Divide them after the sun
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Perennials-729/dividing...
You know..... I just asked my husband the same question today. He didn't know either. I'll see what I can find in one of my garden books and be back to let you know. Here is what
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What Time of Year Should I Cut Back Peonies?
Peonies are large perennial flowers that require maintenance to keep the blooms coming year to year. Perennials grow again each year and do not need to be replaced in the spring unless the winter was particularly harsh. Peonies are a popular wedding... More »
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Peonies are strong plants that grow either in the form of trees or medium sized shrubs. The perfect time to cut back the peonies would be during winters. Wait for it to snow for a couple of days and then cut your peonies to the ground. They will grow back once the season changes. Other than that, prune the peonies during other seasons to keep them healthy.
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