September 4, 2020
The purple carrot-seed caterpillar is green and reddish brown with prominent white spots on each segment of the body. Photo by Shannon Bielicke, Johnson County Extension Office.
Peonies can be left undisturbed in the garden for many years. Occasionally, however, it becomes necessary to move plants. Peonies in partial shade need to be moved to a sunny location to improve flowering. Plants may need to be moved to a different location when redesigning a perennial bed or border. Large, vigorous peonies can be dug and divided for propagation purposes.