A peony is very easy to grow. They are adaptable to many different climates and soil conditions. Peonies are most hardy in zones two through eight. Preparing a peony for the winter season is very easy to do. All that needs to be done is to cut down foliage any time soon after the first hard frost. Removing the foliage will limit the possibilities of the peony being infected by fungal pathogens in the winter.
A peony is relatively drought tolerant. It is a good idea, however, to mulch around the base of the plants in early spring, as this is when the plants are growing the buds. Otherwise, a peony flower is well known for its ability to live on its own. Many gardeners do not do any maintenance to peonies until it is time to trim them at the beginning of winter.
Peonies are also very versatile. Peonies are one of the most striking blooms available. They come in many different sizes, colors and designs. A cut peony is almost impossible to resist. A peony is also capable of growing in pots in the house. The uses of peony plants are almost as endless as the possible colors and shapes that they come in.