In March this year, before the lockdown, we purchased 2 peonies in our local garden center in the south east of London which were about the same size: Sarah Bernhardt and Karl Rosenfield. Picture of our peonies is at the bottom of this question. We re-planted both of them in early April to the spot where they are now. After re-planting,
- Sarah Bernhardt carried on growing and even produced a bud on top. Unfortunately towards the end of April that bud dried out, and the plant stopped growing. All the other new shoots coming from its root were drying out as well.
- Karl Rosenfield was growing way slower and also stopped.
Both are looking exactly the same for already 2 months, they are neither dying nor growing. We fed them once with slow release multi-purpose granules based feed when we replanted them in early April. We din't plant them deep as it was recommended online in many gardening blogs.
- We read that peonies dislike re-planting, but since Sarah Bernhardt doubled its growth since re-planting, could that be the actual reason?
- What did we do wrong to cause them to stop their growth?