Written by Maggie
Jan 21 2021
Chinese peony can be propagated by three ways: division, cutting and sowing. Then how to propagate Chinese peony? The following is the time and operation procedure of division, sowing and cutting propagation methods of Chinese peony.
Chinese Peony division propagation time is generally in September to October is more appropriate, usually choosing sunny weather. First of all, Chinese peony 2 to 3 years of root plant dig out, and shake the soil, and then cut with a knife (the knife should be disinfected),
Plant each rhizome with two to three buds, preferably three to five buds, and then plant the branched rhizome directly in the prepared bed. If the rhizoma of the ramet is large (with 3 to 5 buds), flowers may appear in the next year, but they are smaller than if the plant grows well after removal.
Roots small (2 ~ 3 buds), the second year of poor growth or flowering, generally after 2 ~ 5 years of culture will blossom.
Chinese peony cutting propagation time, generally in April to June is more appropriate. Chinese peony cutting propagation can be used as cuttings. Choose the right branches, and the branches cut into 5 ~ 10 cm sections, buried in the soil 10 ~ 15 cm deep can be.
Chinese peony stem insertion method, generally about two weeks before the flowering of Chinese peony, the middle part of the stem is composed of two sections of the cuttings, inserted in the hot bed sand about an inch and a half exploration, shading and frequent watering, a month and a half to two months after both roots, and the formation of dormant buds.
When propagating Chinese peony by sowing, Chinese peony seeds are generally planted after the summer heat and before the white dew. Generally, they are sown as long as they are picked after they are mature. The later they are sown, the lower the germination rate will be. The seeds of Chinese peony had the phenomenon of epi-cotyl dormancy. The seeds took root in the autumn of the same year after sowing, and the buds were unearthed in the warm spring of the next year.
Chinese peony seedlings grow slowly, and some buds can blossom only after 3 to 4 years, and some buds can blossom only after 5 to 6 years.