Peonies are unique plants that adorn the flower beds of a large number of areas. Peony Candy Stripe is a unique representative of this culture. This plant is characterized by a universal color, which makes it possible to decorate any suburban area with its help.
- Plant propagation
- Care features
- Autumn care
Peony candy stripe is a versatile plant that has a two-tone color. Reproduction of this culture is most often carried out by dividing the bush. For this, plants are used, the age of which is from 3 to 6 years. Reproduction of culture is carried out in late summer or early autumn. Some growers propagate peonies in the spring. But, this procedure is quite complicated, and the percentage of engraftment is significantly reduced.
For planting a plant, it is recommended to choose an open sunny area. Soil preparation is carried out one month before planting. You must first dig a hole, the depth of which is up to 40 centimeters. It is placed in:
- Garden land
- River sand
All these components are recommended to be thoroughly mixed beforehand. To ensure a high level of plant survival, it is recommended to add birch ash, iron vitriol and superphosphate to the hole. Digging up the bush should be done as carefully as possible. The size of the roots can be up to one meter. That is why the procedure for digging up a peony should be carried out slowly.
To avoid damage to the root system, it is recommended to dig up the peony with a garden pitchfork. Initially, with their help, a hole of considerable depth is dug around the bush. Next, using two bayonet shovels, you need to pull the bush out of the ground. Further, it is necessary to remove the soil mixture from the root system and place the flower in the shade for several hours, which will ensure the plasticity of the roots.
The division of the root system of a peony into parts is carried out using a sharp knife. The root size should be between 10 and 15 centimeters.
If there are rotten roots, remove them. Before planting the plant, it is recommended to place the roots in the soil for several hours. The place of the cuts must be covered with wood ash. Planting a peony in a pit should be carried out in such a way that the buds are at a distance of 4 centimeters above the soil surface.
The peony must be covered with fresh soil taken from the garden. Reproduction of peony candy stripe is a fairly simple procedure. If the florist strictly adheres to all the rules, then this will ensure a good survival rate of the plant.
Peonies are easy to care for. That is why anyone can grow them on their site. Immediately after planting the plant, it needs abundant watering. After that, this procedure is carried out as the soil dries. The next day after watering, it is recommended to loosen the soil, which will provide oxygen access to the root system.
When early buds appear on a flower, they must be removed without fail. In order to avoid the appearance of pests, it is recommended to regularly spray the flower. In the second year after the transplant of the peonies, the flower stalks do not appear on them. To ensure high-quality growth and development of the plant, it is recommended to apply additional fertilizing for it.
The most common use is made of mineral and organic fertilizers. The first top dressing must be applied on the third day after planting. Fertilization is best done in the spring before the snow melts. The supply of nutrients to the root system of the plant will be carried out together with melt water. During the emergence of buds and after the flowering of the plant, it is also recommended to make additional fertilizing. For this purpose, the mullein solution is used.
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In order to obtain large flowers, all large buds must be removed before flowering. Peony flowers are quite heavy. That is why, after flowering, they often tend to lean to the ground. In this case, it is recommended to pre-install the supports. If petals begin to fall off the flowers, then they are removed, which will provide a neat appearance to the plant.
In the autumn, before frost, it is recommended to remove all shoots. Around the bush, it is recommended to treat the soil with fungicides. Quite often, flower growers complain about the lack of flowering of peonies. In this case, it is necessary to check the planting depth of the bush. If it is too large, it may cause no flowering.
The plant is recommended to be transplanted in autumn. Peony, like any other plant, can succumb to a variety of diseases and pests. Most often, gray rot is observed on the bush. It appears in most cases in rainy and damp weather. During the course of the disease, the stems suddenly fade. In order to avoid the appearance of the disease in the spring, the flower is treated with fungicides.
Peonies candy stripe attracts with its beauty due to the presence of large inflorescences with raspberry stripes. To ensure the full growth and flowering of the culture, it is necessary to properly care for it. To this end, flower growers are advised to water the plant, loosen the soil and fight pests and diseases in a timely manner.