Gerry I have a paeonia which produces buds and for the past two years only one bud flowers. Can you tell me why. Thanks
This is usually due to its being in an unsuitable position and suffering lack of moisture or light. But there are other causes. Bad weather can cause the plants to abort flowers and wet weather can cause rotting of flower buds. Virus disease and eelworm can cause ‘blindness’ of buds.
The best bet is to simply move the plant to a better spot next autumn, allowing it a couple of years to recover from the move. If better conditions do not improve matters, it may be virus or eelworm-ridden and needs to be discarded.