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They will grow well in climates with a cold winter. They need a sheltered position in full or slightly filtered sunlight and moist, rich and well-drained soil. Large-flowered cultivars require support.
Propagate by seed in autumn (may take up to 3 years to germinate), tuberous species by root cuttings in winter, tree peonies by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or by grafting in winter. Perennials may also be propagated by division in autumn or early spring.
Pests, diseases or disorders
They are susceptible to peony wilt, honey fungus, grey mould.