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Harvesting Peony Seeds Pods – When and How to Grow(Guide)

You may wonder what are the Peony seeds pods and how you can grow these attractive flowers in your garden so you have come to the right place. This blog will introduce you to the process of harvesting the Peony seeds pods.

The best way to harvest peony seeds pods is by cutting each seed pods and separating it from the main stem. You can harvest seed pods in fall months when the blooms are spent and seeds pods are visible with a brownish appearance. Brown seeds pods which are ripened version of seeds that are harvested to create another Peony flower plant. The best time to harvest Peony seeds pods is early to mid fall and mostly Peony are spring to summer bloomers so keep watching the flowers till you harvest one or two seeds.

Below I have given more information on harvesting Peony seeds pods. As you know, Peony Flowers seeds pods are a great way to start a new garden. You can plant your flowers seeds in the ground or in a pot and then watch them grow. It is also important to make sure that you water your flower seed before it dies.

Peony Flower seeds need a lot of water to grow. Make sure that you plant your Peony flower seeds when the ground is not too wet. If you plant your flower seed too early in the season, it could take a long time for it to grow. The most important thing about growing a Peony flower seed is to make sure that you keep the soil moist so that it will grow properly.

Peony Seeds Pods

Harvesting Peony Seeds Pods

The best way to harvest peony seeds pods is by cutting each seed pods and separating it from the main stem. You can harvest seed pods in fall months when the blooms are spent and seeds pods are visible with brownish appearance. With time, some of the seeds pods crack open so you should keep a bag hang in their below to save the seeds from birds that try to eat it. Now break the pods to get the actual peony seed. Now that you have the seeds they should be put in a glass of water to check its feasibility in nature and if seeds float which means we cannot practically grow them because they have emptied and have no life to form.

Now you have the workable peony seeds, it’s time to put them in vermiculite soil mixture and pack it in a bag for 15-20 days then check if the seeds germinate. Another method is to spray some water on the seeds and wrap it in a cotton cloth. Now Bury this light cotton cloth in the vermiculite soil mixture for 10 days and check for the results if the germination actually started or not.

Once you see the rootings, it’s time to place this bag of vermiculite and seal it and place it at the corner of your house or shade area(indoor and outdoor) which has ideal room temperature(60-70 degree F). Check the root’s development every 7 days till the month as it takes a few months to see the good growth. 

Once the peony plant seeds have enough roots you can now place it in the garden. This is the process of growing peony from the seed pods.

How to grow Peony from seed pods

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In nature, the best way to grow Peony from seeds pods is by putting two seeds in every pot of potting soil. Keep them in moist soil for a month or 2 until they start to germinate. After germinating Peony from seeds pods, transplant them outdoors in the spring. This will give them a head start and allow them to get a jump on the growing season. It is also best to do this in an area with a lot of sunlight. Peony plants will need to be watered every day and they will need to be fed every other day. The best time to plant them is in the springtime when the weather is warm and dry. It is also important to make sure that the soil is well-drained and not too heavy. If the soil is too heavy, the Peony plants will struggle to grow. To help the soil drain, you can add sand or gravel. You should also make sure that the plants are watered well and the soil is moist. It is also a good idea to place the Peony plants in a spot that gets a lot of sunlight.

What to do with peony seed pods

What to do? Peony seed pods germination can be done and making another peony would be a great choice. Peony seed pods are can make beautiful flower, but the propagation process is little tricky. If you want to get a peony plant, you need to collect these seed pods in fall. However, there is no way to tell what color the peony will be when it blooms. So, if you want a certain color, you need to plant the seed pods in multiple pots with varying colors of soil. You will have to wait until you see a peony bloom in order to know which color it is.

Should i remove peony seed pods

It’s up to you whether you want to remove peony seed pods because they can be used either for seed propagation or you can just prune it to show flowers in the upcoming year. Seeds pods are used only when you want to create another peony plant from the seeds. Otherwise removing them would be a better option otherwise they may drop soon or birds might eat them.

Do peonies make seed pods

Yes, peonies make seed pods! All members of the genus Paeonia have the ability to produce seed pods. These pods are usually found on the flower’s stem and are about 1-2 inches long.

Wrap up

Peony is a beautiful flower that has a range of colors, from purple to white, pink to red. It also has a range of uses, from making a beautiful bouquet to use in your home as a centerpiece to giving as a gift. I hope this article may teach you everything you need to know about harvesting and storing the seeds, and growing Peony plants in your home.


Amelia Clark

I am Amelia Clark, An experienced gardener with 6 years expertise and this is my blog talk about plants and flowers. See more about me.

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