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Peony rookie

Posted by aspen178 z6 NJ (My Page) on
Sat, May 26, 07 at 19:04

Hi, I just bought peony tubers which I'm trying to figure out how to plant. They are bagged and covered with peat moss, and in spite of my search in this forum, I'm still not sure how to plant. Each tuber has two "branches" about an inch thick coming off a small knot, and some of the knots seem to have some growth on them. If I plant them laying flat, will they grow? I know I'm not describing this very well, but if anyone can figure out what I'm trying to say, please let me know!

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RE: Peony rookie

There should be some little red-colored bud-shaped things on the roots; these are called "eyes" and in fact resemble potato eyes. You should plant the root with these facing up, though sometimes they face in different directions, so just do the best you can to get most of them pointing up. Prepare a large deep hole and plant the roots with the eyes no deeper than 1 1/2 -- 2" below the soil surface. Use a ruler, since it's easy to plant them too deep, which inhibits bloom.

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