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Planting peonies in the Texas climate

Believe it or not, you can grow peonies in Texas. Who can resist peonies? With their big, fluffy blossoms, they enchant us. Peonies usually like cool weather but, if properly looked after, they do adapt to warmer climates, even to the hot temperatures we face here in Texas. Best places to plant:
The garden peony needs six hours of full sun per day to bloom, while the tree peony prefers a dappled shade. Choose a place where the peonies are protected from the afternoon sun.
Peonies want a deep soil that’s well-drained but moist. If your soil is dry, add manure, compost or pine bark before you plant.
Spread it 1 to 2 inches thick, then you can work it to a depth of about a foot. Space both types of peonies from 3 to 4 feet apart.
Both tree and garden peonies should be planted in late summer or maybe early fall.

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