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By Treetop

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

I have a Peony in my garden, I have no idea how it got there, I certainly didn't plant it. It has had three beautiful blooms on it this year, but now the flowers are all but spent. Do I cut off just below where the flower has been or just leave well alone?



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It looks a bit windswept! Im hoping mine still has its buds on after this storm passes! I think the answer is..if you want seed leave on, and if you want tidy, remove the flowering stem. I always do the latter as I want the energy to go into the roots, not the seed pods. But the seed pods are very attractive.

23 May, 2020

 

You will have had it for a few years. You can either dead head it or leave it. The plant may develop seed pods and when they split open they are a stunning pink with black seeds. I tend to leave mine alone.

23 May, 2020

 

See two different views saying the same thing :o)

23 May, 2020

 

Exactly! :)

23 May, 2020

 

This may sound like a silly question, but I'm not familiar with peonies. Will the seeds produce more peony plants?

23 May, 2020

 

Yes, but the birds will probably take them elsewhere! Which is probably how you got this one.

23 May, 2020

 

If that is a fully double flower then it will not produce seeds.

23 May, 2020

 

Thanks OB...I did not know that. :)

23 May, 2020

 

It does depend. Some of the double ones have exchanged the anthers etc. for petals which is why they are sterile. You only get seeds if the sexual parts are still present.

23 May, 2020

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