Dry dead peonies from Walmart last summer
Last summer I bought them because they were 10 pkgs. for $1.00. I figured if even one came up, I was ahead. I planted them immediately and kept them watered throughout the drought. Nothing popped.
Today I went out to check on many peonies that were well established and then went to the place where the little dried-up thingies were planted. Guess what???????? Yep, some tiny little sprouts in several areas. I am amazed. Bruised, battered, neglected in their infancy --- some are going to make it.