Sorbet peony problem
I got and planted a Sorbet peony rhizome/root (?) about three months ago. It had some red buds on it, but they gradually died. Then about 3-4 weeks ago, I noticed a bud popping up out of the soil. It grew to be about an inch and a half tall, but now it seems to be drying up, although I try to make sure that it's regularly watered. And today I noticed that the whole root is kind of loose in the ground, like it's no longer anchored well.
Is there hope for this peony? Last fall I planted a Festiva Maxima and a Bowl of Beauty. They both leafed out this year although they haven't bloomed (but I didn't expect them to). I also planted this spring a Kirinmaru (sp?) that gets morning sun. It leafed out, although the leaves were smaller, but lately it's been drooping, even after being watered.
Can anyone shed any light on this? I'm a newbie gardener, and this is my first time for peonies, although we had them when I was a kid.