Question about peony eyes/stems

greenleaf1818(z7)April 23, 2005

I'm just wondering about eyes/stems. Does "three eyes" mean you're going to get three stems? In other words, how many stems can grow from each eye? I'm just wondering because my peony package said "2-3 eyes", but when I examined one of my roots, there are no eyes but about 6 stems with little leaves. Thanks for any help! I'm newbie and I have so many questions...:)

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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

Those stems come from the eyes. Sometimes a stem will sprout from the rhizome, although an obvious eye wasn't visible earlier on.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2005 at 12:33PM
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jazzmom516(Zone 7 LI, NY)

The eyes on peonies resemble potato eyes but they are reddish pink instead of white.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2005 at 4:43PM
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