Growing peony for bouquets, you should pay attention to the following points:
- Powerful, highly sprawling bushes of peonies, especially the double varieties with heavy and large flowers, needs to be tied up or to do for them for support. Having large flowers, these varieties are often crouches to the ground and thus lose their decorative effect. Support it is best to install in advance, 7...10 days prior to the expected flowering shrub.
- To get very large flowers Terry varieties, it is necessary before the flowering, at the stage of large peas pinched (delete) side, the weaker the buds. Undouble varieties, by contrast, are decorative and flowering them longer in the presence of all buds.
- Cutting flowers for a bouquet, be sure to leave part of the stem with a few leaves. The stem with the remaining leaves will nourish klubnikin peony during the summer, and in the following year it formed kidney growth.
- With one peony Bush can be cut slightly more than half of the colors. The rest of the flower stalks should be left and let to wither Bush. The plant needs to live his full development cycle, to Mature and prepare for the next season. Cutting off all the flowers for bouquets in the following summer the Bush will not be able to lay a lot of flower buds, or they are small and weak.
When and how to cut peonies for a bouquet?
Cut flowers do in the morning in a stage well painted Bud or pilorospazme. Nemahrovye, semi-double varieties are cut off when pressing your finger on a Bud it will be soft. For Terry varieties willingness to vase life is the presence of waste from Bud one or two flower petals. Length of cut of the stem depending on the variety. Typically, bouquets stem should be about 35...40 cm in length. It left a few of the upper leaves, the lower leaves are removed.