Big box store peony root: a little shriveled...help?
I bought a peony root from the big box store. It is a herbaceous peony. It has three new small shoots attached to a thick brown root that is about 6" long. I noticed the root is a bit shriveled and wrinkled. The new shoots feel a little soft to the touch. Is something wrong? Do you suppose these are signs of dryness? Or rot? or some other problem? I don't see any mold though and I haven't planted/watered yet. Can it still survive?