How to Grow Peonies in Georgia


Georgia's rich soil conditions make peonies the perfect choice for your lawn and garden. Peonies are brightly colored, large bulbous flowers that can be planted in any garden. Peonies are low maintenance, thriving with very little attention. Growing peonies in your Georgia garden is a simple process that does not require specialized gardening skills.

Step 1

Decide where you would like your peony plant to grow in your garden. Peonies do well in full or partial sun.

Step 2

Clear the desired area and ensure that it is free of debris such as sticks, leaves, and straw. Make sure the area is spacious enough for your peony plant to fully mature. Peonies require at least 4 square feet of space in order to mature.

Step 3

Use your spade to uncover the soil where you wish to place your peony plant. Peonies do not need deep planting, about 2 to 3 inches.

Step 4

Water the soil before planting your peonies. Do not oversaturate the soil--peonies need just a little moisture in order to grow optimally.

Step 5

Plant the peony plant into the ground. Pack the soil well around the roots.

Step 6

Ensure proper growth of your peony by watering weekly during the fall and spring. During summer months, water twice weekly.

Things You'll Need

  • Trash bag
  • Watering can
  • Gardening gloves
  • Spade
  • Water
  • Peony plant (found in home and garden centers throughout Georgia)


  • Planting Peonies
  • Garden Peonies
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