What Are Peony Eyes? - Knowledgebase Question

Roseburg, OR
Question by kam3
December 13, 1999
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 from NGA
December 13, 1999


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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