Peonies: Oldgardenrose picture (Digging an old timer)
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In reply to: Digging an old timer
This is a pic of a standard peony about 5 or 6 years old. Showing it as a sample of a crown with multiple eyes. The one Fancy dug could easily be 4 or 5 times larger. I am afraid the roots you have are just roots. Without eyes, there is no peony except for an exception or two involving adventitious buds which are rare.