How do I store bare roots?
Hello Peony People! I love love love peonies. I have four nice bushes I planted five years ago and they are blooming beautifully now.
I came across some packages of bare root Sorbet Peonies the other day and about flipped! I have never seen these tri-color peonies. I am so excited and anxious to get these babies in the ground and wait for the first blooming season.
So here's my problem. I bought them in a local hardware store. Got home and looked on Internet, found out bare roots should be planted in late fall after dormancy begins. So I'm wondering why they'd be for sale now. How can I store these until the fall? They are very dry. Packed in a loose dirt and sawdust or something.
I appreciate any guidance you all can offer.