Countryside Gardens, Inc. - Peony Farm

Minnesota Peony Grower and Hybridizer

Why Do My Peony Plants Fall Over After A Rain?

Laverne Dunsmore

This problem is usually associated with double flowering varieties after a heavy rain. Large blooms simply capture the rain and become burdened with the extra weight and fall over. More compact varieties with thick stems as well as Single and Japanese Forms hold up better during rain. Thinner and weaker stems can also be the result of growing plants in shady or sandy locations. An abundance of healthy blooms on strong stems require full sun and rich organic soils.