Spring 2023

Care and Handling Instructions

Peonies Care Guide

the CFG Editors

Peonies, with their lush blooms and mesmerizing fragrance, are a favorite for many. Whether you've received them as a gift or purchased them for a special occasion, it's essential to understand the right care and handling practices for peonies to ensure they bloom beautifully and last as long as possible. This guide provides you with comprehensive steps, from the moment they arrive at your doorstep to the optimal storage methods. Dive in to make the most of your peonies' beauty.

Care & Handling Instructions for Peonies

1. Upon arrival, peonies will still be in their closed bud form or starting to open.
2. Remove the bunches from the box and cut at an angle approximately 1” from the bottom of each stem.
3. Place stems in 3” of water to properly rehydrate your foliage. Peonies are big drinkers, so check the water often!
4. Remove any leaves from the bottom of the stems to assure that no leaves are sitting in the water.
5. If using the product later, store in a cooler at 36°- 38° F.

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