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Old 05-01-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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I have this peony that has not flowered in three years, due to lack of sun. Is it too late to transplant it now? Thanking you in advance.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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I'm guessing, but seeing as how they are usually in bloom around Memorial Day, I would be surprised if they could withstand the trauma of transplant and produce any blooms in roughly four weeks. Plus, where I live, our spring has been kinda crazy - really warm and wonderful in March, not so much in April with hard frost twice just last week and daytime temps in the 50's. I think you could successfully transplant them now, but just not expect any appreciable flowers this year. They do like full sun. Good luck.....
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Zone 5b here and peonies are already blooming x 1 week. As long as the OP doesn't expect it to flower this year I don't think there is any harm to be done by transplanting it now. If he/she is holding out hope for blooms this Spring then wait and transplant in the Fall.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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I have this peony that has not flowered in three years, due to lack of sun. Is it too late to transplant it now? Thanking you in advance.
I transplanted mine about this time last year, moving it to a container in the sun. It didn't flower last year, but it's coming out beautifully this year (and it would not have flowered last year, anyway).
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You could wait until late summer/early fall and transplant it then. Make sure to not bury it any deeper than it is now (might it be too deep now?).
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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its either too deep, too shaded or it could be "too old" peonies actually LIKE to be divided and will stop flowring when they get "too big"

Transplantng it now will depend on your area and how much tlc your willing to give it...
here in TN its too hot and dry right now to transplant/divide wihtout stress so id be waiting untill fall, but in more northen states you should be fine.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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I find peonies need SUN to do well. I question the info that they want to be divided. There was a very, very old house near me with 2 HUGE old clumps of peonies that were probably as old as the house itself. They were always mounds of blooms every year.
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