propably spelling is wrong but i have a yard full of them and a friend wants to take one of the smaller ones to her house.  how do we dig it up without harming it?

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i have successfully move peony

roots go downward, use large shovel about 6-8" out from base, create circle around plant.  6-8" on all sides, shovel depth.  Should be able to remove by pulling back on shovel.  Can move with just main root ball.
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in the fall when the leaves have died down, use a very shovel with a curved front.....push that around and very want to get under the roots they could be 1 to 2 feet down.......and when she transplants.....and does the top soil and some old horse ow cow manure in the top mix and the flowers will be beautiful next year....don't forget to water the hole before putting them in.  We made portable fences that we have out of flexible metal that will stand on it own like an 3 ft oval that goes around the peonies and keep them up straight when they bloom...Deer don't eat them here.
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