Did your peonies fail to bloom this year? There are a few reasons that happens. Here's what went wrong and how to fix it.
Planting depth. Peonies should be planted with the crown (top of the root system) about 1.5-2 inches below the soil surface. If the plant is planted too deeply, it may not have enough energy to produce flowers.
Lack of sunlight. Peonies need at least six hours of sunlight per day to bloom properly. If the plant is growing in an area with too much shade, it may not bloom.
Poor soil quality. Peonies prefer well-draining, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. If the soil is poorly draining or lacks nutrients, the plant may not bloom.
Overfertilization. Peonies do not need fertilizer to thrive. In fact, too much fertilizer can actually prevent the plant from blooming. Focus on improving soil quality instead.
Pests or diseases. Peonies may not bloom if they are infested with pests such as aphids or if infected with a fungal disease. Make sure the plant has ample room around it for good air circulation to help prevent pest and disease problems.
Follow along to learn more about how to grow peonies.