Shrubby Peony plants are not particularly demanding with regard to watering. Normally it would be advisable to water them every 15 days or in any case as soon as you notice that the leaves tend to drop and the plants seem to be suffering. However, in case of drought, it is necessary to water them copiously by giving up to 15-20 liters of water at a time. Young plants, on the other hand, should be monitored with greater zeal from spring by keeping the soil moist and not allowing the substrate to dry out completely. Finally, it is necessary to pay the utmost attention so that there are no water stagnations that the plants, both adult and young, fear in particular and that make the latter easy prey to attack by fungi such as Botrytis.
Shrub peonies can be grown both in pots and in the garden where, over the years, they will create spectacular bushes of considerable size. It is therefore necessary to take into account their future growth in the planting phase and to prepare quite large pots or, if in the ground, leave a space of about 1 meter between one plant and another. The ideal time to plant the shrub peonies it is from October to February, paying attention to the temperature which must necessarily be greater than 0 ° C. The planting hole must be 50/70 cm on each side and must be filled with a soft and well-tilled soil, preferably neutral or slightly acidic. Finally, in spring, in order to obtain larger flowers, it is advisable to thin out the buds.