Paeonia lactiflora, also known as Eupatorium and Leymus, is a member of the order Sauridae, and a perennial plant flower of the genus peony in the Ranunculaceae family. Peony is known as“Flower fairy” and“Flower”, and is listed as one of the“Six famous flowers”, also known as“May Flower God”, because since ancient times as the flower of love, is now respected as the representative of the Qixi festival flowers. Paeonia lactiflora is a kind of flower plant with a long history of cultivation. Let’s take a look at the cultivation methods and precautions of Paeonia lactiflora.

How to raise herbaceous peony flowers

herbaceous Peony cold-resistant, like fertilizer afraid of waterlogging, like soil moisture, but also drought-resistant, like the sun, like cool climate in summer. Potted peony in the summer sun easy scorched leaves, should pay attention to shading. Paeonia lactiflora L. is a succulent root with long root system, so it should be planted in fertile and loose sandy loam soil with good drainage.

Points for attention in planting peony

herbaceous Peony can not often transplant after planting, otherwise it will damage the root, affect the growth and flowering, in order to make good growth of peony, need to carry out reasonable fertilization every year. After each fertilization, should water, and should immediately loose soil to reduce water evaporation. In the rainy season, ploughing and weeding should be done frequently.

Potted herbaceous peony, frost after cutting off withered branches and leaves to prevent breeding pests. No need to move into the room during the winter, placed on the balcony or under the eaves where the sun is sufficient, basin soil can not be too dry.

Paeonia lactiflora before flowering, after the emergence of lateral buds, can be removed in time, so that nutrient concentration, to promote the flower flower flower flower. After Flower Xie, if do not plan to sow propagate, should cut flower peduncles at any time, lest bear seed, consume nutrient.

Six main points of herbaceous peony cultivation

1. herbaceousPeony planting time: peony like sunshine, cold-resistant, the temperature requirements should be cool and afraid of heat, high temperature in summer when the poor growth. Autumn is the best time to plant peony.

2, soil quality: ground cultivation of Paeonia lactiflora to choose the terrain is high, drainage good sunward, do not plant in the easy water low-lying. Peony is fleshy root, should choose loose, fertile and slightly acidic sandy soil when planting. Not suitable for growth in alkaline soil. If the soil is too alkaline, it will cause yellowing, or even wither and die.

3, cultivation points: open cultivation, should apply manure deep turn, fine finishing into a high frame. The average height is 10? 15 cm, border width is 70 cm, length is not limited. The spacing of cultivated plants is 80 cm. When cultivating, according to the length and size of the root, dig a hole, pay attention to the root to stretch, not too deep, soil to cover the top bud 4-5 cm for the degree, after planting a pervious, backwater overwintering.

4. Fertilizer and water management: In addition to natural precipitation, the soil does not need regular watering. Usually only need the most water before and after flowering and in the spring drought just appropriate watering several times to supplement the lack of soil moisture, each time watering should not be too much. Top dressing should be controlled, three times a year, the first time in the shoot out quickly. When the leaves and flower buds are stretching, it is mainly to apply fast-acting fertilizer, called flower-promoting fertilizer.

5, plastic pruning: in order to make herbaceous peony flowers colorful, healthy growth, plastic pruning is very important. The peony reshaping mainly includes fixing stem, pruning branch, removing bud, thinning bud, pruning residual flower and so on. Peony can be fixed dry after 2-3 years. To the growth vigor is particularly strong, the growth exuberant variety, may prune the single stem peony. To the growth vigor is weak, the hair branch quantity is small variety, generally cuts the thin weak branch, retains the strong branch.

6.Common diseases and pests of peony include brown spot, anthracnose, rust, root rot and root pest control nematode, longicorn beetle, red spider, Scarab Beetle, mole cricket, etc. , among them, Dragon’s leaf spot, anthracnose and rust are fungal diseases. The pest control should focus on early prevention. According to the degree of occurrence of the above dosage, appropriately shorten the spraying interval, increase the number of drug use.

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