Are your peonies not blooming? Reasons and home remedies that help!
The splendor of their blossoms and their wonderful scent have made them the favorite flower of many hobby gardeners. Of course it’s all about the peonies! And since their flowering season has just begun, today we would like to give you some tips on how to properly care for these delicate and attractive garden flowers so that they look their best. Peonies not blooming? Then think about what could be the reason for it. Below are the most common of them. We also give you some tips on how to use home remedies to get your peonies to bloom.
Peonies not blooming? The reasons can be very different
The peonies at a glance
The peonies are still called peonies and are named after the Greek doctor of the gods Paian. A distinction is made between perennial and tree peonies. The second have a larger growth and strikingly large buds. Depending on the variety, peonies have a different flowering period, which begins at the end of April. In this country, the common or farmer’s peony is most commonly planted.
The peonies are among the garden plants, which convince with a lush bouquet of flowers. The graceful flowers are not particularly demanding, but you have to put in some effort to make them thank you with beautiful blooms.
Peonies convince with grandiose flowers
Peonies don’t bloom! That could be the reason!
The peonies are hardy and retreat into the ground in winter. So they overwinter in the form of tubers. Next year you will bring joy again. But if you haven’t cared for the beauties properly, you can’t count on lush blooms either! Then you just wonder: Peonies don’t bloom! Inexperienced gardeners often make mistakes when caring for peonies. In the following lines you will find some important tips regarding the proper care of the popular garden flower.
What should you pay attention to when caring for the ornamental shrub?
Peonies don’t require any special care, but if you get it wrong, you won’t be able to enjoy beautiful blooms
Why don’t peonies bloom?
In order for you to delight your peonies with a beautiful sea of blossoms, they must first be in the right place Location be planted. The location is therefore the first requirement for the plentiful flowering of peonies. The peonies thrive in mineral and humus-poor soil. The soil must be heavier, loamy and evenly moist. The beautiful sensitive little one feels at home in a full sun to half-shade location. Avoid having nearby large shrubs putting heavy root pressure on the peonies.
In spring you should also not work on the bed of peonies. This could damage the new shoots. Even if you want to loosen the soil or pull the weeds, then do this very carefully and do not penetrate too far into the soil. In case the peonies suffer damagethen it would be possible that they do not form flowers for several years.
A increasing lack of light at the location of the peonies can also be the reason for a pause in flowering.
Peonies will not bloom if the soil is too firm and hardly allows moisture to pass through
If the peonies are planted in the right location, they can remain there for many decades without being divided or moved. It is therefore best to leave the plants where they are. But if it is necessary to transplant them, then do not forget to share them. One wrong planting depth would be another reason why the peonies do not want to bloom for years. In the case of perennial peonies, you should therefore place the rootstock of the plant very flat in the ground. The optimal planting depth is three centimetres. But tree peonies should not be planted too flat. The grafting point of the plant should be 15 cm deep in the ground.
A radical cut can also cause peonies not to bloom. Usually they don’t need pruning. However, you can remove dead or dried shoots.
If the peonies are cut off too much, they can die
Which home remedies contribute to the formation of flowers?
The supply of nutrients is good for the peony. However, you do not need to fertilize the plant very often. Once a year is usually sufficient. But if you use a mineral fertilizer, then you have to fertilize the peony every four weeks. However, it is advisable to use organic fertilizers. Many home remedies can also be used as fertilizers. A fertilizer that is not too nitrogenous, but rich in potassium and phosphate, is ideal for the plant. This also promotes bud formation. The following natural fertilizers are possible:
- Goat, sheep or horse manure;
- coffee grounds;
- horn shavings;
- bone meal.
Those who are very fond of peonies should take good care of them in the garden
The peony carries positive symbolism
With a lot of snow in winter, the tree peonies are in danger of breaking
If the summer is too hot, water the peonies every 7 to 10 days
Find the cause if the peonies do not bloom enough or not at all
Peonies bloom in different colors
Peonies visually enrich every garden
The white flowers are particularly charming