help! dug out peonies a month ago, did i kill them?

reddbuffalo(Zone 7 DC)October 7, 2005

Hi, please help! i dug out some peonies from a family garden a month ago and they've been sitting in a bag in my hallway. Long story.. but have i killed them? i'm wondering if there is some hope. Please write! thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Not a problem. But get them planted again before winter. You might want to give them a good going over, maybe divide them if they are very big, clean them up a bit.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2005 at 6:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
reddbuffalo(Zone 7 DC)

THANK YOU! they really look "not alive," so dry. But i'll give it a shot. I HOPE are right!! thanks so much. I dug them out of my dad's garden who passed away very sadly in March and well idiot grieving me didnt get my act together. i 'm so mad at myself... thanks again.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2005 at 9:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
amulet(7b NC)

Redd Buffalo,

You may want to soak them in water for a few hours right before planting. I do this if any roots I get look kind of shriveled. They usually plump right back up! Sorry to hear about your father. Good luck with his peonies!

    Bookmark   October 12, 2005 at 9:07AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wild Peony (Paeonia mascula) Update:
Hi, Last September I have got 20 Paeonia mascula seeds...
late in life experiment
After putting it off forever, I finally decided to...
bragu_DSM 5
I bought peony seeds, now what?
I bought two different types of peony seeds-I wasn't...
Desperate for Peonies in Texas
I would like to add peonies to my Central Texas garden,...
Mulching peonies with limestone chips
Does anyone mulch their peonies with limestone chips...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™