Peony 'eyes' in danger over winter?
I browse this forum occasionally, as I have a few peonies, but now have a question. While clearing leaves out of the garden, I noticed three reddish-pink "eyes" just poking above the soil on the Karl Rosenfield peony. It was purchased late spring as root stock, spent the summer in a container and was recently transferred to the perennial bed.
I don't recall seeing eyes before winter on my other peonies, don't see any on my S. Bernhardt yet (the other is a tree peony, so don't want to compare), and am concerned that these will suffer winter damage.
Does anyone have any advice? I live in coastal NJ, USDA Zone 7.
Thanks in advance.