Peony root wants to blossom
I bought a peony root from walmart a few weeks ago. I wanted to plant it to the ground this fall, so I potted it up right after I bought it. Today, I noticed that it formed two flower buds already! (It only had a handful of very small and tender leaves.) This bewildered me. My understanding was that peonies are not supposed to blossom in the first couple of years. I read somewhere on the web that going into blossom too soon (especially after being transplanted) will consume too much energy and the plant may not be able to blossom ever after. Not sure if this is true. I'm thinking about removing the flower buds if that's what makes it healthier, but I'd like to get some experts' advices first. Please tell me what I shall do with it.