Newbie to Peonies With Two Questions
1. I planted thee bareroot herbaceous peonies in early March. They were planted in the same area, and I tried to plant them only about an inch deep. So far only one is performing well. It currently has multiple sprouts, the largest of which is already about four inches tall with the leaves unfolding. However, the second plant has actually sprouted twice and each time the sprout has died. And, finally, the third one has never even broken the ground. Is this normal and is there any hope for the two that are having problems?
2. I also bought a mail-order tree peony. When it arrived earlier this month, I was actually really impressed at the size. I followed all directions exactly and planted it out immediately. It had tons of new growth all over it, and I was actually a little shocked by this. Since the nursery it came from was in Minnesota, I really figured it would only have eyes and would probably still be dormant. Anyway, since planting, all the new growth has pretty much turned brown and looks dead. I am really concerned. I paid a lot for the plant, and I really feel like it had too much new growth to have been disturbed and shipped. Will it send out more new growth even though the current growth died? If so, when... this year or will I have to wait til next year?