really dry bareroot peonies

roxanna(z5b MA)April 21, 2012

i received some very dry and shriveled bareroots from a reputable online nursery. i have potted them up, but am wondering (way early, i know) what are their chances to actually root and develop. anyone here have any advice other than to just wait-and-see?

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calistoga_al

I would notify the nursery of the condition as received. I would expect them to replace or credit if they do not survive. You have done your best. Al

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 9:38AM
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roxanna(z5b MA)

thanks for the reply -- i'll do that!

funny, when things like this happen, all i can think about it the waste of the poor division, which was much happier still attached to the original plant...!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 4:14PM
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graycrna4u

It is always good to soak the roots in water for about 30 minutes before planting.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 5:41PM
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