Does this look right?
A peony that I adopted from my father is finally going in the ground. Had it in a pot for a year. This is the first I've had a good look at what is beneath the soil.....and I'm a bit puzzled.
I've read eyes go 1" below soil, 2" if in really cold climate...but this has eyes at greatly varying levels. I noticed the ones on top, on the thin tubers rotted, along with the tuber...so I chopped them off. Here is a photo of the entire thing.
Was this planted too deep, causing it to send tubers so far up? I've already cut off all rotted parts, about 6 eyes remain. I hope that was ok....There is also this giant hole, and one tuber has it's skin cracked. Does that mean anything?
cracked tuber to the far left.