Tree peony can be planted in full sun or part sun. It requires at least 4 to 5 hours of sunlight daily. In areas where it is very hot in April, during the blooming season, the heat causes the flowers to wilt and drop fast. In this case, it is better to plant it in a semi-shady area or to shade the plants with mat-awning or bamboo-awning in blooming.

Good drainage is essential. In lowland during the summer where accumulated water can cause root rot, it may be fatal. However, you can provide better drainage by planting it on a gentle slope or in a raised flowerbed. Avoid planting tree peonies near large trees that may draw the necessary nutrients away from the peonies.

Herbaceous peony prefers to plant in full sunlight, but they will stand a moderate amount of shade.

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