The Q&A Archives: What Are Peony Eyes?

Question: I know that peonies need to be planted with the eyes 2 inches below the surface of the soil, does that mean that the pink/red growth coming from the base I see now need to be covered with soil?

Answer: The eyes, or buds, emerge from the top of the tuber, not the bottom, so plant with the buds facing upwards, covering with 2" of amended soil.

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