Can I save my Itoh peony?

ordphien(9)April 23, 2013

Last year I bought an itoh peony even though my zone was a tad too high.
It fell into slow decline and died, which honestly I attribute to my own terrible care of it than the weather.
I've never grown a peony and have no idea what I'm doing.
So first off... a crash course in itoh peony care would be great.
I was digging up a pot to plant a gardenia when I found these two big fleshy tubers.
I realised it was the itoh.
how do I, and can I get these to live and bloom again?

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If the roots are still firm and not rotted, you can just plant them in a well drained shady spot about 2 inches deep or if you are good with watering, you can plant them in a pot. I have never been able to grow anything well in a pot because i either water too much or not enough. It does not hurt to try. If the roots send up shoots, then you can replant the plant to a permanent sunny location in the fall. Good luck!

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