Has anyone else...

mary_lu_gwNovember 5, 2005

saw new red eyes poking up out of the ground when they cut down their peonies this fall? I couldn't believe it last weekend! There were definitely new red eyes peeking up out of the ground. I live in zone 4 Wisconsin. What is going on?

Mary Lu

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jackie_o(zone 5/6)

That's normal for me Mary Lu. I don't know what anyone else will say, but I can always see the eyes when I cut down in the Fall and they always bloom the next year.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2005 at 5:49PM
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I'm so glad to hear that that's normal. I don't usually cut down my peonies until Spring, but this year I had powdery mildew so I cut them down in early September. Now I'm seeing some red eyes....and was wondering. I thought it was the unseasonably warm weather we were having. ;-D

Mary Lu, thanks for posing the question. And thanks, Jackie, for answering.


    Bookmark   November 9, 2005 at 11:21AM
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Yes, Jackie thank you for your response. I have not cut them back in fall before either and this surprised me. I did not expect to see the eyes in fall. But sounds like it is "normal?"
Mary Lu

    Bookmark   November 9, 2005 at 12:34PM
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